Last month, over 1,000 elementary, middle and high school students participated in “Stop If You Love Me” as part of the traffic safety campaign of the same name to reduce risky driving behaviors.
Twenty-seven schools statewide participated in “Stop If You Love Me” Week from February 12 to 15. The traffic safety campaign was sponsored by Hawaii State Department of Education’s (DOE) Driver Education Program, DTRIC Insurance, and Par Hawaii.
During the week-long campaign, the DOE worked 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 seat belt use, and distractions by passengers. National speakers also met that week with select public school students statewide to discuss unsafe driving behavior.
Motivational Speaker Kevin Wanzer appeared at Mililani High School. Check out his appearance on KHON’s interview with Alexandra Abinosa, a student advocate at Farrington High School.
On Valentine’s Day, everyone showed their love and support at Washington Middle School. View more pictures on our Facebook page and watch KITV’s Nicole Tam as she interviews Len Nguyen, student body president.
“After the recent incidents on our roadways, we need to encourage drivers and passengers to be mindful of safe driving, especially with children who are riding with them in their vehicles or walking and biking along our streets,” said DTRIC President and CEO Michele Saito. “DTRIC was honored to be a partner again in this very important initiative. We can’t stress enough the message for all of us to Drive Aloha.”