Don't Walk: Hawaii Pedestrians, Especially Elderly, Die At High Rate09/04/2012
More elderly pedestrians are killed in Hawaii than anyplace else in the country. Now, several efforts are coming together to try to make the streets safer for all pedestrians — no matter their age.
The Honolulu City Council earlier this year initiated a new program to study why so many pedestrian accidents occur and to come up with solutions.
But “no one thing will turn the tide,” said Bruce Bottorff, a spokesman for Hawaii’s AARP, which campaigns for improvements to pedestrian safety. “We’ll never reach a completely satisfactory conclusion. With more cars on the road and an increasingly older population, you’ve got a potentially lethal combination.”