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Deter distracted walkers via fines


    Drivers distracted by their devices are a rising cause of crashes, but there are also a growing number of pedestrians oblivious to traffic. In Hawaii, text messaging while driving is illegal. Pedestrians, too, should refrain from such conduct while in the potentially dangerous public space of a crosswalk.

You’ll see it during rush hour in downtown Honolulu and elsewhere. Motorists inching through traffic and pedestrians crossing busy intersections. One thing many have in common is that their eyes are cast down, staring at their phones. Read more

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