Police Hit the Streets to Educate Public About Pedestrian Safety

MILILANI (KHNL) - People who live in Mililani now know a lot more about pedestrian safety.

Police greeted pedestrians and drivers at the intersection of Meheula Parkway and Lanikuhana Avenue Wednesday afternoon. They handed out cards with information on Hawaii's traffic laws.

Police say they want to educate the public because more than 400 pedestrians are injured on Oahu each year. That's more than one person every day.

"When a pedestrian and a car come together, the pedestrian always loses," Lt. Charles Wong, Honolulu Police Department, said. "So it's just something that we try to keep, keep as a priority."

A driver who fails to yield to a pedestrian faces a $97 fine. A jaywalker could be fined $70 to $80.

Seven pedestrians have been killed on Oahu's roadways so far this year.