State emphasizes commitment to pedestrian safety

Pedestrian safety

The state wants to remind the public to drive safe.

Gov. Abercrombie kicked off Hawaii’s fourth annual Pedestrian Safety month with its Walk Wise Hawaii program Wednesday.

Hawaii is the only state in the nation with a statewide pedestrian safety month.

Last August, a woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Kaneohe. Her family is still seeking justice and has a message to the driver.

“It’s been a year and you still never show up. Just please come out,”said Sam Salva whose mom died. “My brother, who just turned three, has slowly forgotten who my mom is.”

The Department of Transportation has these pedestrian safety tips:

  • Don’t cross when the signal flashes.
  • Pedestrians always have the right of way.
  • If someone is struck, give aid and call 911.

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