It’s that time of year again – time for New Year’s resolutions. We make promises to exercise more or eat better. Maybe to stop smoking or spend more time with family. This year, why not resolve to Drive Aloha, too. Here are some ideas to add to your list to help keep our roadways safe.
- Don’t use your cell phone especially for texting. Studies show the risks are similar to driving drunk!
- Drive the speed limit. Speeding is a factor in about one-third of fatal car crashes. And the victims could be your family or someone else’s.
- Never drink and drive or drive drowsy. And watch out for people who may be driving under the influence. According to Consumer Reports, more than 10,000 people die in drunken driving car crashes each year.
- Obey traffic signs and signals. Seems obvious, but running red lights or using the crosswalk against the signal kills hundreds and injures tens of thousand of people annually.
- Model good behavior. Your kids are no doubt watching your behavior. Keiki learn from their parents; don’t show them bad habits.
Take the Drive Aloha pledge and help us keep our roads safe for everyone!