Nominate a Drive Aloha Champion!
Help Us Award a $500 Prize to a Deserving Champion!
In celebrating the 5th anniversary of the “Drive Aloha” traffic safety program, DTRIC wants to recognize those instrumental in spreading this important safety message through our new Drive Aloha Champions awards program!
The Drive Aloha Champions awards will recognize individuals, businesses, and organizations for their efforts in promoting safe, responsible and courteous driving to create safer roads across our islands. DTRIC is asking you to nominate those keeping their loved ones and neighbors protected through various traffic safety programs and efforts.
“While we all have a part to play in building a community of safe and friendly road-users, we are asking the public to nominate someone they know who goes beyond the call in keeping others safe on our roadways,” said DTRIC executive vice president Dennis Rae.
The deadline for nomination entries is September 30, 2021.
Drive Aloha Champions will be awarded in the following categories:
- Educator Champion – A person or organization that has gone above and beyond to teach road users how to travel safely.
- Student Champion – An elementary, middle, or high school student engaged in a traffic safety program.
- Community Champion – A community leader or organization that has gone above and beyond in traffic safety efforts to make a difference in their community.,
- Corporate Champion– A company or business that has demonstrated dedication to traffic safety in their workplace and community through their efforts to make our roadways safer.
The inaugural Drive Aloha Champions will be selected and announced in October and will be awarded cash prizes of $500 in each contest category. For full details or to submit an online nomination visit www.DriveAloha.com.
About Drive Aloha
Launched in August 2016 by DTRIC Insurance, Drive Aloha is a community effort to educate drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists to practice responsible, courteous, and safe habits and encourage positive behavior change. The safety campaign is designed to reduce the number of traffic-related accidents and make Hawaii’s roadways safer.
The campaign aims to discourage poor driving habits – distracted driving through use of cell phones, running a red light, jaywalking, speeding and cutting off another driver – which can all lead to accidents that could have been avoided through safer behavior.
There were 85 statewide fatalities in 2020 related to traffic accidents. Of that figure, 21 of those tragic deaths involved pedestrians, and four involved bicyclists.
“As traffic continues to increase on local streets and highways following last year’s pandemic and during the back-to-school season, the driving public needs to be aware and considerate of others also commuting,” said DTRIC executive vice president Dennis Rae. “With even one traffic fatality being too many, we want everyone to exercise good judgement whether you’re a driver, passenger, cyclist, pedestrian or skater.”
Advocate for Change
When you pledge to practice responsible, courteous, and safe habits on the road, you become a Drive Aloha Ambassador. We’ll send you a Drive Aloha window decal to proudly display your commitment to promote traffic safety!