Hawaii County Traffic Report – A Call to Action 2010

Reducing Impaired Driving Deaths in Hawaii County – A Call to Action Report 2010
Released August 31, 2010

Reducing Impaired Driving Deaths in Hawaii County - A Call to Action

This report shows that impaired driving is the leading cause of traffic deaths on the Big Island at 58%, compared to the national average of 41%*. The report titled “Reducing Impaired Driving Deaths: A Call to Action for Hawaii County” was released today by North Hawaii Outcomes Project in collaboration with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Hawaii. A total of 343 people died from traffic crashes in Hawaii County between 2000 to 2009.  “The saddest part about these deaths,” according to the report author, Dr. Sharon Vitousek, “is that 100% of the deaths from drunk driving are preventable.”  Other key messages: Too many people die from impaired driving traffic crashes in Hawaii County. Reducing traffic deaths and injuries is a shared responsibility.

Full Report here

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