Police, Department of Transportation work to keep pedestrian safer

As part of the Honolulu Police Department’s (HPD) ongoing effort to reduce traffic injuries and deaths, HPD is partnering with Walk Wise Hawaii for a pedestrian safety and enforcement campaign.  From January 17 to February 12, police officers will be cite pedestrians and drivers who commit crosswalk and other pedestrian-related violations. Officers will be deployed to intersections and crosswalks across Oahu, with some of the officers posing as civilian pedestrians.

 

In 2015, 26 pedestrians were killed statewide.  As of January 18, 2016 two pedestrians have been killed.

 

Drivers and pedestrians alike are urged to use caution when approaching or using crosswalks and intersections. Pedestrians should use crosswalks, where available, and not enter a crosswalk if the “Don’t Walk” signal is flashing or solid red. Drivers should stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk if the pedestrian is on the same half of the roadway and not overtake other vehicles that have stopped for pedestrians.

 

To find out more about Walk Wise Hawai‘i go to www.facebookcom/walkwisehawaii.

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