HDOT NEWS RELEASE: 2017 State of Hawaii fatality data through Oct. 15

Posted on Oct 17, 2017 in Latest News

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) releases statewide traffic fatality data to inform the public of the current fatality numbers in an effort to reduce our state’s motorist, bicyclist, and pedestrian numbers toward the goal of zero deaths.

Traffic Fatality Data from January 1, 2017 through October 15, 2017

 

  Motor Vehicle Occupants  

Pedestrians

M/C, Moped, Scooter Operators  

Bicyclists

 

TOTAL

C&C of Honolulu  

18

 

3

7 – m/c

3 – moped

1 – scooter

Total – 11

 

3

 

35

Hawaii County  

22

 

1

5 – m/c

1 – moped*

0 – scooter

Total – 6*

 

1

 

30

Maui County  

7

 

1

3 – m/c

0 – moped

1 – scooter

Total – 4

 

0

 

12

Kauai County  

6

 

0

0 – m/c

0 – moped

0 – scooter

Total – 0

 

0

 

6

 

TOTAL

 

53

 

5

 

21*

 

4

 

83**

*Indicates 1 motorized bicycle

 

**To be considered a motor vehicle fatality in the state of Hawaii, the fatal crash must involve a motor vehicle traveling on a traffic way customarily open to the public and must result in a death of at least one person (occupant of a vehicle or a non-motorist) within 30 days of the crash.

 

HDOT urges motorists and pedestrians to do their part towards reducing preventable deaths on Hawaii roadways by educating themselves on safe driving and walking practices. In 2016, speeding, alcohol and/or drug impaired, and distracted driving contributed to many of the 120 preventable deaths on Hawaii’s public roads. More information can be found through HDOT’s Safe Communities Program.

 

Please help prevent Hawaii’s next traffic fatality by driving sober, aware, and according to the laws of the road.

 

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