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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, May 21, 2010

Drivers, motorcyclists urged to 'share the road'

Advertiser Staff

With motorcycle fatalities increasing in Hawai'i, the state Department of Transportation is urging drivers to watch out for others who also use the roadways.

The department, along with Leeward Community College, Cycle City and motorcycle safety advocates, lined Nimitz Highway yesterday, waving signs to remind motorists to "Share the Road."

"The DOT would like to remind all drivers to remain alert to other types of vehicles and roadway users," Transportation Director Brennon Morioka said in a statement. "By following basic safety practices, many of these unnecessary deaths and injuries can be avoided."

According to the state, there were 30 motorcycle fatalities in Hawai'i in 2009, a 36 percent increase from 2008.