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Deadly Intersections the Target of AARP

The intersection of Kapiolani Blvd. & Kalakaua was the target of an AARP pedestrian safety campaign. The intersection of Kapiolani Blvd. & Kalakaua was the target of an AARP pedestrian safety campaign.

(KHNL) - 36 pedestrians died on state roads last year. Many of those deaths involved elderly pedestrians. Volunteers with the American Association of Retired Persons met at 50 of Oahu's most dangerous intersections and filled out surveys.

Chopper 8 was above one such dangerous intersection. The crew was looking down at the intersection of Kapiolani Boulevard and Kalakaua Avenue where Volunteers surveyed this intersection and found some hidden dangers for pedestrians.

"This is a pretty dangerous place right here. This is really very dangerous," says Barbara Dinoff and AARP volunteer.

They are surveying the busiest intersections across Oahu.

Tessie Lilker found out, "It is very dangerous and one of these days somebody is going to get killed."

According to their survey, the intersection of Kalakaua Avenue and Kapiolani Boulevard poses hazards for pedestrians.

Mel Kirkland has had many close calls on his scooter, "They see me but they don't yield."

Volunteer Betty Evans times out the walk signal and finds a problem. "It is only 6 seconds the white hand is up."

Another hazard, someone paved over the white lines of the crosswalk. Tessie Lilker explains, "I cross this crosswalk that is not marked six times a week. As you can see, there is no stop sign, no yield signs. So most of the time I have to run for my life. I have been almost killed here many times."

Some pedestrians even crossed outside of the white lines. The volunteers fill out their surveys in hopes of making changes.

The project is to raise awareness of problem areas. Once the surveys are tallied, volunteers will share their observations with health officials, traffic engineers and law enforcement officers.

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