Gov. David Ige is poised on Tuesday to sign four traffic-safety measures passed in this year’s Legislative session into law. Those bills include:
Senate Bill 663, which establishes a committee of local police, court and transportation officials to develop red-light camera programs in all four counties.
Senate Bill 98, which looks to clarify when vehicles must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians under various circumstances.
Senate Bill 693, which clarifies that pedestrians at intersections with flashing countdown timers should only cross if they can do so before the timer ends.
House Bill 757, which requires Hawaii’s state and county transportation agencies to adopt so-called “Vision Zero” plans, which aim to reducing traffic deaths with safer street designs, speed-reduction policies and other steps to protect commuters.
Gov. David Ige at a recent media briefing. The governor is slated to sign traffic-safety measures into law Tuesday.
Notably, however, the report also found Hawaii to be the third most dangerous state in the nation for pedestrians over 50.
Coming up: Join us for a Civil Cafe regarding pedestrian safety Tuesday, June 25, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Impact HUB Honolulu. Click here for details.
Sign up for our FREE morning newsletter and face each day more informed.
We need your help . . .
Our small newsroom believes wholeheartedly that news and information is a public service – not something to be hidden behind paywalls or diluted by ads. Your donations ensure that our reporting remains free and accessible to all communities, regardless of a person’s ability to pay. For a limited time become a Civil Beat donor and we’ll throw in a limited-editionCivil Beat t-shirt!