Pedestrian Safety Bill Still Alive At Legislature

HONOLULU (KHNL) - One of the bills being heard in this 2007 legislative session is on pedestrian safety. That bill, 357, was deferred Monday and will be heard instead on Thursday.

If passed, it will appropriate funding toward pedestrian safety improvement -- mainly consisting of installing traffic countdown signals, and improved markings that warn drivers of pedestrian crossing.

The reason the bill was deferred is because the house wants to add a red light camera provision.

That provision would allow cameras to film cars running red lights and allow police to ticket those cars through the mail by identifying the drivers through their license plates caught on camera.