HPD: Speed Kills; Drive With Aloha

June 16, 2019, 8:00 AM HST
* Updated June 14, 8:41 AM
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The Hawai’i Police Department reminds the public that speeding endangers everyone on the road.

In 2017, speeding killed 9,717 people in the United States.

Speeding accounted for more than a quarter (26%) of all traffic fatalities that year.

We all know the frustrations of modern life and juggling a busy schedule, but speed limits are put in place to protect all road users, the HPD said in a June 2019 press release.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Tips for encountering speeders on the road:

  • If you are in the left lane and someone wants to pass, move over and let them by.
  • Give speeding drivers plenty of space. Speeding drivers may lose control of their vehicle more easily.
  • Adjust your driving accordingly. Speeding is tied to aggressive driving. If a speeding driver is tailgating you or trying to engage you in risky driving, use judgment to safely steer your vehicle out of the way.
  • Call the police if you believe a driver is following you or harassing you.
  • Share the spirit of aloha and encourage everyone to drive safely.

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