Kalihi Residents, Workers Encourage Traffic Safety

KALIHI (KHNL) -- Concerned about recent pedestrian crashes in their area, Kalihi residents and workers urged drivers to slow down Wednesday.

The sign-waving event took place in front of Kaiulani Elementary. School officials, Kalihi police and workers from the Kalihi Palama Health Center braved the rain and lined North King Street.

They say drivers often speed through the area.

"The drivers will pay attention to all of our signs," Brannon Okinaka, 12 years old, said. "And it will help them like to slow down because a lot of them are speeding."

"When we hear the sirens, you know, we're looking out of our windows and praying that it's not one of our students," Lisa Okinaka, Kaiulani Elementary, said.

Workers from nearby Tamashiro Market also brought out signs and participated.