Governor to sign two new traffic safety bills

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Gov. Neil Abercrombie will enact two significant traffic safety bills that he says will save lives and reduce serious injuries from motor vehicle crashes in Hawaii.

Senate Bill 4 will require all front seat and back seat occupants to buckle up, while House Bill 980 will establish a state law that creates consistent requirements across all counties for the use of mobile electronic devices while driving.

Gov. Abercrombie will sign the bills on Monday at 11:30 a.m.

The bill signings will be done in conjunction with the state Department of Transportation's launch of the annual "Click It or Ticket" mobilization, during which police statewide will be continuing strict enforcement of seat belt and child passenger restraint laws.

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