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Plan ahead and travel safely for your 2023 New Year Resolution

Plan your New Year’s resolutions for 2023 ahead and travel safely

Posted December 30, 2022 in Main, News

Honolulu – New Year is coming. As we head into 2023, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is encouraging the public to develop good driving habits and plan their commute in advance to reach their destinations.

“As a state, we have overcome many obstacles together, including the pandemic,” said Hawaii Department of Transportation Director Ed Sniffen. Avoid speeding, drunk driving, drug driving, distracted driving, running red lights and focus on good driving behavior.”

Nearly half of all drivers involved in fatal crashes in 2021 tested positive for alcohol or drugs in their systems, according to preliminary state data. A worrying trend is that drug dependent driving has increased in recent years, with drugs in the system at 19% in 2019, 25% in 2020 and 43% in 2021. and an increasing number of drivers involved in fatal accidents who test positive. and behavioral surveys identified individuals among his 516 surveyed who admitted to driving after consuming alcohol or using cannabis (21% and 15%, respectively).

Sniffen says: Choose responsibly not to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, hold each other accountable, and help each other get home safely. ”

HDOT supports safe travel efforts by installing ‘No Right Turn on Red’ signs at intersections with a higher than average accident history, raising pedestrian crossings and installing red light safety cameras We are implementing technical measures to

To raise a state highway crosswalk or report a highway problem, please complete the form at https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/cd28795572b3477c99e2da71e9389c2a.

Preliminary figures for road fatalities year to date are available at https://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/files/2022/11/Fatality-Breakdown-by-Counties_10012020.pdf.

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