6-16-22 Police Provide Motorcycle Safety Tips in the Wake of … – Hawaii Police Department

Hawai‘i Police Department
Traffic Enforcement Unit – Area II
Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi
Phone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 229
In the span of three days this week there have been four major motorcycle collisions on Hawai‘i Island roads killing two motorcyclists and critically injuring two motorcycle operators. In addition, a female pedestrian was killed in Kona on Tuesday, while crossing Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway.
With traffic fatalities up more than 58 percent over the same time last year, Hawai‘i Police Department (HPD) is strongly urging all motorists to drive safely and be aware of their surroundings as they travel on our island roads.
In addition to reminding car and truck operators to drive with aloha and be mindful of motorcyclists, HPD is providing the following motorcycle safety tips.
So far this year, 19 people have been killed on our island roadways, an increase of 58.3 percent from 12 killed this time last year. Of the 19 deaths, 21 percent have been motorcycle related with four motorcyclist fatalities.
Hawai‘i Island police wants everyone to arrive alive at their destination this weekend and throughout the year.
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.
The Crime Stoppers TV Program is available on-demand from Nā Leo TV.