Campaign highlights drunk driving dangers in Hawaii

| Dec 24, 2018 | Uncategorized |

You may have noticed the beat-up cars lining stretches of Farrington Highway recently. More than an eyesore, these unfortunate vehicles serve as a reminder of the tragedy that drunk driving can inflict on residents and visitors of Hawaii. The holiday season may have just ended, but it is always a good time to be aware of the risks you and your family can face from intoxicated drivers.

According to Hawaii News Now, since the Honolulu Police Department and numerous other groups started the campaign, drunk driving fatalities decreased during previous holiday seasons. However, fatal traffic accidents are increasing in the Aloha State. Last year at this point, there were 46 traffic fatalities, 11 of which were pedestrian accidents. This year so far, there have been 61 fatal traffic accidents in Hawaii, which included 27 pedestrian deaths.

A driver may be intoxicated if you notice a vehicle exhibiting the following:

  • Stopping randomly or accelerating too quickly or slowly
  • Drifting from one side of the road to the other
  • Not consistently staying in one lane
  • Running red lights or stop signs
  • Coming too close or striking other vehicles and objects
  • Speeding or driving on the wrong side of the road

If you notice a driver who appears to be driving impaired, call 911 and be ready to give a description of the vehicle and where it was going. Authorities may advise you not to follow the driver since this could put you in further danger. However, you may save other lives as well as your own when you are aware of your surroundings and report suspicious driving behavior. Sadly, there seems to be no end in sight to the havoc that drunk drivers wreak on innocent people.

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