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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

MEDIA RELEASE Distracted driving has become a national epidemic—endangering passengers, adjacent vehicle occupants, motorcyclists and bicyclists, and nearby pedestrians. While we generally think of distracted driving as texting or talking on the cell phone, it can take many other forms: watching videos, using social media, playing games, reading, adjusting the radio station, applying makeup, eating, […]

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness month

The Hawaiʻi Police Department is letting drivers know that April is Distracted Driving Awareness month. Hawai’i Police Department officers are focusing on enforcing violations for the use of electronic devices while operating a vehicle. Driving while you are distracted greatly increases the risks of being involved in serious and possibly fatal crashes.

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Hawaiʻi Island police will increase enforcement of distracted driving in the month of April as part of a national campaign called “U Drive U Text U Pay”.

Distracted driving is a problem of national concern. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration finds that the task of driving requires a driver’s full attention in focusing on the roadway and driving maneuvers.

Police to increase enforcement of distracted driving laws in April

Hawaiʻi Island police will increase enforcement of distracted driving in the month of April as part of a national campaign called “U Drive U Text U Pay”. Distracted driving is a problem of national concern. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration finds that the task of driving requires a driver’s full attention in focusing on […]

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Police to crack down on distracted drivers

Hawaiʻi Island police will increase enforcement of distracted driving as part of a national campaign called “U Drive U Text U Pay” which runs April 10 through April 15. Distracted driving is a problem of national concern. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration finds that the task of driving requires a driver’s full attention in […]

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New traffic safety laws

Abercrombie signs bills to save lives, reduce injuries on isle roads

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DOT: Youngsters least likely to speak up about distracted driving

DOT: Youngsters least likely to speak up about distracted driving

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has unveiled survey analysis that reveals young people are the least likely passengers to say something to their driver if he or she were texting or talking on a cell phone. At the same time, LaHood also launched a new contest for students to design a social networking […]

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Sign wavers caution the public not to drive while distracted or under the influence.

Police to step-up distracted driving enforcement

Big Island police are informing motorist that police will increase enforcement efforts on distracted driving by conducting islandwide checkpoints and daily roving patrols. During these checkpoints and roving patrols, officers will concentrate on violators of electronic devise use while operating a vehicle, seat belt violations and child restraint violations.

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Research shows enforcement cuts distracted driving

Research shows enforcement cuts distracted driving

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced dramatic reductions in distracted driving in Syracuse, N.Y., and Hartford, Conn., after two pilot projects measured the effect of increased law enforcement coupled with high-profile public education campaigns. “These findings show that strong laws, combined with highly-visible police enforcement, can significantly reduce dangerous texting and cell […]

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The Hawai'i Police Department's Traffic Services Section organized a sign-waving event on Kamehameha Avenue in Hilo on Monday (April 4). As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has declared April "National Distracted Driving Awareness Month," this event was to remind motorists about the dangers of the use of electronic devices while driving—especially talking and texting.

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The Hawai’i Police Department’s Traffic Services Section organized a sign-waving event on Kamehameha Avenue in Hilo on Monday (April 4). As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has declared April “National Distracted Driving Awareness Month,” this event was to remind motorists about the dangers of the use of electronic devices while driving—especially talking and texting.

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New partnership to fight distracted driving

New partnership to fight distracted driving

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Department of Transportation and Consumer Reports have announced a new partnership to educate parents, teachers, and teens about the dangers of distracted driving. Consumer Reports also released the results of a new poll that shows younger drivers are more likely to use handheld devices while driving — and less likely to […]

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Effort to combat distracted driving ramps up

Effort to combat distracted driving ramps up

MEDIA RELESE At the conclusion of a two-day summit on distracted driving Thursday in Washington, D.C., U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a series of concrete actions the Obama Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation are taking to help put an end to distracted driving.  On Wednesday, President Obama signed an Executive Order directing […]

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