HONOLULU – April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and DTRIC Insurance and the Hawaii Department of Transportation are partnering to host interactive community fairs statewide to remind motorists about the importance of driving safely.
As part of its ongoing Drive Aloha traffic safety campaign, DTRIC is sponsoring the series of community events, which kicks off Thursday, March 30 in downtown Honolulu at Tamarind Park from noon to 1 p.m.
At each of the events, the public can participate in experiences to better understand the dangers of distracted driving and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, as well as learn more about pedestrian safety and child passenger safety.
“DTRIC is honored to be teaming up with the state Department of Transportation in these community events,” said Michele Saito, DTRIC president and CEO. “The ‘Drive Aloha’ community fairs are a more interactive way to encourage people to be courteous drivers, embrace positive behaviors and practice the ALOHA spirit to make the road safer and friendlier for everyone.”
The other safety fairs scheduled in April are as follows:
- April 1: Prince Kuhio Plaza (Hilo), 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- April 15: Kamehameha Shopping Center (Kalihi) 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- April 22 & 23, Queen Kaahumanu Center (Maui), 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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About Drive Aloha
Drive Aloha is a community effort to educate drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists in practicing safe and courteous behavior by reminding everyone to take responsibility for their actions on the streets. Partners include DTRIC Insurance, Aloha Petroleum, Aloha2Go, Lex Brodie’s, Hawaii Government Employees Association, State Department of Transportation, and State Department of Education Driver’s Education Program. For more information about Drive Aloha, visit www.DriveAloha.com.
About DTRIC Insurance Company, Limited
Founded in 1992, DTRIC Insurance Company, Limited (DTRIC) has become a household name in Hawaii and the local insurance industry. DTRIC is committed to providing its policyholders and agents with innovative, value-added insurance products and services exclusively in the state of Hawaii. Customers can access DTRIC’s insurance products directly, or through its statewide network of authorized general agencies. For additional information about DTRIC, visit www.dtric.com.