Pedestrian Safety Awareness
As our most vulnerable roadway users, pedestrian and bicycle fatalities are always a major traffic concern for Hawaii. Hawaii is not subject to inclement weather like harsh winters and extreme heat. This means that Hawaii’s normal exposure rate is higher with more opportunities for pedestrians to be enjoying their walking activities.
Drivers and pedestrians should always be vigilant of each other.
Drivers should not be speeding nor distracted as well as always checking blind spots, slowing in school zones and never driving impaired. Always yield to pedestrians.
Pedestrians should always be aware of their surroundings. Even when you have the right of way, never assume the driver sees you.
Be safe and be seen.
Information and Resource Links:
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Diagrams showing pedestrian right-of-way (PDF)
- HPD brochure for pedestrians and drivers (PDF)
- Be a Safe Walker (PDF)
- Walk Wise Hawaii Brochure (English) (PDF)
- Walk Wise Brochure Multi Language (PDF)
- Drive Wise Hawaii Brochure (PDF)