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Pedestrian safety everyone's kuleana


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 25, 2013

~~<p>Old habits die hard and even the newer habits are tough to overcome. Laws now on the books aim to suppress the urge of drivers to watch their cellphones instead of the road, or to succumb to innumerable other distractions. Tickets have been issued against phone-chat and texting offenders, but this new habit persists.</p>
<p>Now a distressing record of pedestrian deaths indicates the same lapse in attention among some pedestrians. That inattention is another bad habit with potentially fatal consequences. And it's one that ultimately only personal resolve will fix.</p>
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Old habits die hard and even the newer habits are tough to overcome. Laws now on the books aim to suppress the urge of drivers to watch their cellphones instead of the road, or to succumb to innumerable other distractions. Tickets have been issued against phone-chat and texting offenders, but this new habit persists.

Now a distressing record of pedestrian deaths indicates the same lapse in attention among some pedestrians. That inattention is another bad habit with potentially fatal consequences. And it's one that ultimately only personal resolve will fix. Login for more...



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