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Pedestrian Safety Month

August is Pedestrian Safety Month

Governor David Y. Ige, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), and federal, state, city and community partners kicked off the state’s 9th annual Pedestrian Safety Month today (July 31) at the State Capitol with an official proclamation ceremony. Held each August, Pedestrian Safety Month strives to educate the public on good pedestrian practices and driver […]

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Holiday lighting safety tips by HELCO

Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) has some tips for holiday lighting to help you and your family use energy efficiently and have a safe holiday.

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Big Island police are reminding the public to follow traffic laws at intersections. The Police Department has received complaints that motorists are traveling through intersections or making left and right turns after a traffic signal turns red.

Police log over 400 serious crashes at intersections this year

Big Island police are reminding the public to follow traffic laws at intersections. The Police Department has received complaints that motorists are traveling through intersections or making left and right turns after a traffic signal turns red.

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HELCO reminds residents to use fireworks safely

Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) urges the public to use caution if celebrating New Year’s Eve with fireworks. Carefully set up and use fireworks in an area clear of overhead power lines. Do not string fireworks on utility poles.

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Just because Halloween celebrates all things scary doesn’t mean you want any safety scares of your own this year. Use these tips from USA.gov to make sure you and your family have a fun and safe holiday.

Tips for having a safe Halloween for families

Just because Halloween celebrates all things scary doesn’t mean you want any safety scares of your own this year. Use these tips from USA.gov to make sure you and your family have a fun and safe holiday.

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awaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) would like to remind everyone to  celebrate safely this Fourth of July.

Do not use metal ladders or poles near power lines. Keep any ladders, poles or tie lines  that are used to set up fireworks at least 10 feet away from power lines. Overhead  power lines are energized and could be dangerous.

HELCO urges people to use fireworks safely away from utility poles

awaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) would like to remind everyone to celebrate safely this Fourth of July. Do not use metal ladders or poles near power lines. Keep any ladders, poles or tie lines that are used to set up fireworks at least 10 feet away from power lines. Overhead power lines are energized and […]

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NOAA hosts whale safety workshops

NOAA hosts whale safety workshops

MEDIA RELEASE NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and Office of Law Enforcement is hosting a series of boater workshops to help vessel operators stay safe and operate within the law during humpback whale season. The public workshops, which begin this month, will review guidelines, tips, and regulations concerning vessel-whale avoidance and safe […]

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Only a week after 79-year-old Tomiko K. Shimazu was killed in a Hilo crosswalk as she attempted to cross the road, Mayor Kenoi will bring key members of his cabinet together with Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii (PATH) and other traffic safety advocates to complete a comprehensive Pedestrian Safety Action Plan for Hawaii County.

Mayor Kenoi, PATH to plan pedestrian safety in wake of latest tragedy

Only a week after 79-year-old Tomiko K. Shimazu was killed in a Hilo crosswalk as she attempted to cross the road, Mayor Kenoi will bring key members of his cabinet together with Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii (PATH) and other traffic safety advocates to complete a comprehensive Pedestrian Safety Action Plan for Hawaii County.

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Slings can pose two different types of suffocation hazards to babies. In the first few months of life, babies cannot control their heads because of weak neck muscles. The sling’s fabric can press against an infant’s nose and mouth, blocking the baby’s breathing and rapidly suffocating a baby within a minute or two.

Infant deaths prompt CPSC warning about sling carriers for babies

Slings can pose two different types of suffocation hazards to babies. In the first few months of life, babies cannot control their heads because of weak neck muscles. The sling’s fabric can press against an infant’s nose and mouth, blocking the baby’s breathing and rapidly suffocating a baby within a minute or two.

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County of Hawai‘i fire officials are urging residents to use more than the usual amount of caution when setting off fireworks to celebrate the New Year.

With drier than normal weather and drought conditions in parts of the island, residents should use extreme care in setting off fireworks and, if possible, avoid setting off fireworks in drought-stricken areas.

County urges extra caution with fireworks due to dry weather, vog

County of Hawai‘i fire officials are urging residents to use more than the usual amount of caution when setting off fireworks to celebrate the New Year. With drier than normal weather and drought conditions in parts of the island, residents should use extreme care in setting off fireworks and, if possible, avoid setting off fireworks […]

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Big Island school children from kindergarten to fifth grade will each receive a reflective Halloween trick-or-treat bag as part of the Traffic Division’s Halloween safety program. The division is distributing 14,500 bags to charter, public and private school students, and 10,000 more bags will be handed out by community police and the Department of Parks and Recreation.

Safety reflective Halloween bags being handed out at schools

Big Island school children from kindergarten to fifth grade will each receive a reflective Halloween trick-or-treat bag as part of the Traffic Division’s Halloween safety program. The division is distributing 14,500 bags to charter, public and private school students, and 10,000 more bags will be handed out by community police and the Department of Parks […]

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Last night, President Obama signed an Executive Order directing federal employees not to engage in text messaging while driving government-owned vehicles; when using electronic equipment supplied by the government while driving; or while driving privately owned vehicles when they’re on official government business.

Obama signs order banning federal employees from text messaging while driving

Last night, President Obama signed an Executive Order directing federal employees not to engage in text messaging while driving government-owned vehicles; when using electronic equipment supplied by the government while driving; or while driving privately owned vehicles when they’re on official government business.

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U.S. Coast Guard urges boaters to be safe Labor Day weekend

U.S. Coast Guard urges boaters to be safe Labor Day weekend

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU — With one of the busiest recreational boating weekends on the horizon, the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, and the Honolulu Sail and Power Squadron are working together to remind boaters that following basic safety precautions can ensure a safe, enjoyable Labor Day weekend on the water. This weekend affords people […]

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Motorists and pedestrians urged to obey laws and stay safe

Motorists and pedestrians urged to obey laws and stay safe

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawai’i Police Department is reminding motorists about the laws related to pedestrians and crosswalks. Officer Patrick Menino Jr. of the Community Relations Section said police have received calls from the public recently complaining that motorists are failing to stop for pedestrians and that some pedestrians are just walking out into traffic before […]

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