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September 09, 2019

Hawaiʻi Ranks 5th in US for Lowest Child Car Crash Deaths

September is Child Passenger Safety Month.
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May 08, 2019

Maui Police Seat Belt Enforcement, May 13 to June 2

The Maui Police Department will be conducting a two-week operation targeting seat belt violations from May 13 to June 2, 2019.
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September 26, 2018

HDOT Launches National Child Passenger Safety Week

National Child Passenger Safety Week runs from Sept. 23 through 29, 2018 and aims to educate parents and caregivers on the proper installation of child safety seats and correct use of seat belts when traveling with their keiki.
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September 24, 2018

Child Passenger Safety Week is September 23-29

Every 33 seconds, one child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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May 15, 2018

Two-Week Click it or Ticket Seatbelt Enforcement Underway

Being properly secured in a vehicle is the single most effective way to avoid being killed in a crash. The minimum fine for not wearing a seat belt is $102.
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December 14, 2010

DOT, NHTSA, and EPA Ponder Reasonable Price for Driver Safety

Almost simultaneously, the Department of Transportation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency are evaluating options to improve driver safety at a reasonable “cost.” For the DOT, concerns are arising that cell phone usage in the car, particularly the act of text messaging, is costing drivers’ lives in unnecessary accidents.  The... Read more »
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September 21, 2010

Maui joins state in observance of National Child Passenger Safety Week

The state’s four county police departments are stepping up enforcement of Hawaii’s child passenger restraint laws as part of the National Child Passenger Safety Week that runs through Saturday.  Last year, police issued 1,646 child restraint violations across the state.  Under Hawaii law, children under 4 are required to ride in a federally approved child... Read more »
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September 17, 2009


Hawai’i’s seat belt usage rate jumped to 97.9 percent during the May 2009 “Click It Or Ticket” campaign, the highest rate any state in the nation has ever achieved.  Last year, the seat belt usage rate in Hawai’i was 97.0 percent. Maui County motorists led the state, with 98.4 percent seat belt use, followed by... Read more »
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January 15, 2009


State leaders unveiled five pieces of legislation yesterday aimed at improving traffic safety on Hawai`i’s roadways.   Senator J. Kalani English and Rep. Joe Souki of Maui, joined Governor Linda Lingle and the state Department of Transportation in making the announcement.  The first piece of legislation is intended to help young motorists develop good driving... Read more »
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