DTRIC Insurance Teams Up With August Ahrens Elementary During DOE “Stop if You Love Me” Traffic Safety Week

DTRIC Insurance Teams Up With August Ahrens Elementary During DOE
``Stop if You Love Me`` Traffic Safety Week

WAIPAHU (February 16, 2022) – DTRIC Insurance teamed up with August Ahrens Elementary students and staff in Waipahu this morning to encourage motorists to drive safely around schools and neighborhoods as part of the Hawaii State Department of Education’s (DOE) “Stop If You Love Me” traffic safety campaign.

Student and adult sign-wavers reminded drivers to follow the speed limit around the August Ahrens school campus, the largest elementary school in the state.

The “Stop If You Love Me” campaign is organized by the DOE’s Driver and Traffic Safety Education Program. During the safety campaign, the DOE DTSEP works with student advocates to encourage drivers and passengers to eliminate dangerous behaviors while in their vehicles, including cell phone use, texting, driving intoxicated, road rage and speeding, lack of seatbelt use, and distractions by passengers. The campaign also educates students about the risks of these behaviors.

Through various activities at their schools, youth advocates address the topic of dangerous driving habits with fellow students, reinforcing that such behavior puts the lives of others and themselves at risk. As a way to spread messages on driver, passenger, pedestrian, and bicycle safety, the students will encourage their peers to eliminate dangerous behaviors.

In 2021, there were 94 traffic fatalities in Hawaii compared to 85 the previous year, as more people returned to driving along our roadways.

About the Hawaii State Department of Education

The Hawaii State Department of Education is among the largest U.S. school districts and the only statewide educational system in the country. It is comprised of 255 schools and 34 charter schools, and serves more than 180,000 students. King Kamehameha III established Hawaii’s public school system in 1840. The DOE is in the midst of a range of historic efforts to transform its public education system to ensure graduates succeed in college or careers. To learn more, visit www.HawaiiPublicSchools.org.

About DTRIC Insurance Company, Limited

Established in 1992, DTRIC Insurance Company, Limited offers personal lines of insurance, including auto, homeowners, renters, and umbrella policies. It also provides a wide range of commercial lines of insurance, including general liability, property, and workers’ compensation. DTRIC is a member of MS&AD Insurance Group, Japan’s largest insurance holding company and the fifth largest property and casualty insurance group in the world. Learn more at www.dtric.com.

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