Hawaii News Digest, 22 October 2017, 1510 UTC, Post #15819.
Reporter: Tiffany DeMasters (“West Hawaii Today”).
Accessed on 22 October 2017, 1510 UTC.
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Hawaii County has the dubious distinction of being the deadliest driving environment in the State of Hawaii. According to a report from the Hawaii Department of Transportation, Hawaii Island leads the state in motor traffic vehicle fatalities.
Hawaii Police Sgt, Brad Freitas tells reporter Tiffany DeMasters that he’s not surprised by the statistics which place Hawaii County second behind Honolulu is overall traffic deaths. Freitas says the three leading causes of traffic fatalities in Hawaii County are speed, alcohol, and distracted driving.
He also adds this observation:
“I would say it’s just the dynamics of how our island is…We have more open highway with higher speed limits than Honolulu.”
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