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Halloween ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’

October 29, 2015, 3:49 PM HST (Updated October 29, 2015, 3:52 PM)
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If you’re out this weekend, you may see an increase in DUI checkpoints and roving patrols as the Hawai’i Police Department steps up its enforcement for the Halloween weekend, part of the “Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.

HPD Traffic Services Section Sergeant Robert Pauole notes that drugs, alcohol, speeding, and distracted driving are all factors that lead to traffic fatalities.

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“Be especially careful in residential areas by slowing down and looking for children on roadways and shoulders,” said Pauole. “If you plan to drink, please don’t drive. Make arrangements to ride with a designated, sober and licensed driver before you start drinking. If you can’t find one, don’t take a chance – take a taxi.”

Pedestrians are offered the following tips for Halloween:

  • Make sure children are supervised as they cross the street.
  • Have children get out of cars on the curb side of the roadway, not the traffic side.
  • Drive below the posted speed limit during trick-or-treating hours.
  • Watch for children on roadways and on medians.
  • Exit driveways and alleyways slowly
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