Some parents in Hawaii Island are unhappy about the manner in which two school bus drivers handled the situation when they collided. When auto accidents occur, and there is any possibility of injuries, one would expect the drivers to alert authorities. However, when two buses that belong to the same company recently crashed, the drivers did not even advise the school of the accident.
A fatality on Aug. 24 marked the 24th vehicle-related death in Hawaii so far this year -- excluding four fatal crashes that occurred on non-public roads. At the same time last year, auto accidents had claimed the lives of 15 motorists. This latest accident involved a pickup truck and a motorcycle.
By this time last year, 15 motorists had lost their lives on roads on the Hawaii islands. A recent death in Kailua-Kona brought the fatalities from auto accidents so far this year to 23. The Hawaii Police Department reported that an investigation into an alleged negligent homicide is underway.
Officials in the Hawaii Tourism Authority say the concern is growing about the saturation of vehicles on certain roads to popular destinations along the North Shore. Their records indicate that five million visitors came to Oahu in 2016. Many of the visitors travel to hot spots on the North Shore such as Laniakea Beach, where the failure to upgrade local roads causes significant threats of auto accidents.
Authorities in Honolulu say mobile phones are modern devices with many advantages, one of which is sharing thoughts and happenings with others as they happen. However, although these gadgets can bring people together, some of the disadvantages include bringing cars and pedestrians together in a way that may cause serious injuries. Authorities are concerned about the high number of auto accidents that seem to be caused by pedestrians who fail to take proper care while they are texting.
One of the great things about Hawaii is that the weather is perfect throughout the year. This brings tourists from all points of the U.S. and from around the world to Honolulu for world renowned shopping and dining experiences.