Spring Break Road Safety
Spring break is almost here! With school out of session, you’ll likely find more teen and young adult drivers on the road, as well as children riding their bikes and walking around their neighborhoods. It’s important to be extra vigilant during this time to keep everyone safe. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.
1. Wear helmets and safety gear.
Be sure kids (and adults) wear helmets on every bike ride. A properly fitted helmet will protect them in the event of a fall.
2. Obey speed limits and other traffic signs.
Follow the posted speed limits and be aware of children in the area. Staying within the speed limit protects drivers, pedestrians, and other road users.
3. Watch for potholes.
The recent heavy rains around the islands may have caused potholes on heavily traveled streets. Avoid the pothole safely ahead of time, if possible. If you canʻt avoid it, gently break before driving over the pothole to prevent damage to your vehicle.
4. Slow down on slick roads.
The mixture of rainwater and the fluids from cars on the road can make for dangerous driving conditions. Increase your following distance between cars when it’s raining and never use cruise control on wet roads.
5. Never drink and drive.
Whether it’s pau hana with colleagues at your favorite spot or a backyard BBQ at a friend’s house, be sure you have a designated driver if you’re going to enjoy a cocktail, beer, or wine. Even one drink can impair your judgment behind the wheel.
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!