Over the past few years, accidents involving pedestrians have skyrocketed in Hawaii. In fact, 2018 was the deadliest year on record for pedestrians across the state. A number of factors could be contributing to the spike in pedestrian accidents, such as increased traffic on roadways and greater numbers of distracted drivers. One thing is for certain -- something needs to be done to curb this disturbing trend.
Pedestrians are abundant in Hawaii, especially around cities. The weather in Hawaii is warm year-round, so many residents choose walking as their main form of transportation. Running has also become a popular form of exercise. Runners and joggers are commonly seen grinding out their miles along the shoulders of crowded roadways. Unfortunately, being in such close proximity to vehicular traffic often leads to pedestrian accidents.
The weather in Hawaii is warm and wonderful year-round, and to take advantage of the great climate, many people choose walking as their main form of transportation. Foot traffic has greatly increased in and around the city of Honolulu especially. It is a fact that accidents will happen when pedestrians and vehicles are in close proximity. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents have plagued the state of Hawaii in recent years. Any accident involving a pedestrian has a greater chance of being fatal.
Although there are more drivers than ever before in Hawaii, most people still travel by foot. Unfortunately, Hawaii has recently been marred by numerous deadly pedestrian accidents. The high number of vehicles sharing roadways could be a reason for the increased numbers of crashes involving pedestrians. Unfortunately, any accident involving a pedestrian is more likely to be fatal.
For a lot of Hawaii citizens, walking is the main form of transportation. Pedestrians are literally everywhere in towns and cities across the state. As populations continue to increase, more and more pedestrians are put in harm's way as they attempt to navigate around streets bustling with traffic. In an alarming and disturbing trend, pedestrian accidents have drastically increased across Hawaii this year. Pedestrians have little to no protection, so the vast majority of these accidents end in serious injuries or death.
This has been a tragic and deadly year so far for pedestrians in Hawaii. To provide some context, pedestrian fatalities in Hawaii are up over 500 percent this year versus last year, according to recent statistics. What could be causing this dramatic rise in pedestrian accidents? Increased vehicular traffic as well as inattentive behavior are two primary causes. Regardless of the cause, a high percentage of accidents involving pedestrians prove to be fatal.
Almost every person is a pedestrian at some point during the day. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents have risen dramatically in recent years in Hawaii. One reason for this increase could be that more and more people in Hawaii are buying and using automobiles to commute, causing overcrowded roadways. However, one thing is for certain, pedestrian safety has become a big concern across the state.
Pedestrian safety has become a point of emphasis in recent years in Hawaii. Unfortunately, this has been a deadly year on roadways across the state. According to data provided by the Hawaii Department of Transportation, pedestrian accidents have led to 36 deaths so far this year. With overcrowded roads becoming the norm, motorists and pedestrians are urged to always use extreme caution when traveling.
Police in Hawaii are asking for the help of the public after two separate hit-and-run crashes killed one pedestrian and critically injured another. The pedestrian accidents occurred near Honolulu. The first accident happened during the morning hours along Farrington Highway. According to reports, a man was struck by a vehicle while walking his dog. Tragically, the pedestrian was killed and the driver fled the scene, police say.
In recent years, pedestrian safety has become a major concern in Hawaii. Many Hawaii residents choose walking as a main source of transportation and recreation. Unfortunately, there has been a sharp increase in pedestrian accidents in recent years as roads across the state become more and more crowded. This year alone, there have been almost 100 traffic related deaths in Hawaii.