With April being Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is teaming up with community businesses in a series of Drive Aloha fairs on Oahu this month.
HDOT’s Drive Aloha fairs will be held at local shopping centers on Oahu in April, and then on the neighbor islands throughout the summer. The fairs will educate the public on the dangers of distracted driving and other traffic safety issues. Organized in partnership with Toyota Hawaii and DTRIC Insurance, the fairs include a state-of-the-art digital driving simulator that allows drivers of all ages to experience how dangerous it is to operate a vehicle while being distracted. The digital simulator system is the only one of its kind in Hawaii.
As part of the campaign, high school and university students will be asked to sign the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “One Text or Call Could Wreck It All” Pledge Card, which can be downloaded from our social media sites. Students would then take a selfie with the signed card and post on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with their school name and the hashtag #justdrivehawaii. The school with the most posts will win a Drive Aloha Fair event at their school that features HDOT’s virtual reality distracted driving simulator program. DTRIC Insurance will sponsor the exclusive school fair.
The dates and times for the Drive Aloha fairs on Oahu for the remainder of April are as follows:
Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kamehameha Shopping Center (Kalihi)
Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join MADD and the Defend Kaulana Movement for the official launch of Red Zone as they hold signs to challenge communities to no DUIs and DUI crashes in the month of May.
Sign-waving events will be held on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 24 at Kaulana’s Site and Nanakuli Beach Park (see details on flyer).