Pearl City rally calls for safer streets, driving
Drivers were reminded to slow down Monday in front of 10 Pearl City schools as part of the "It's Not All Right to Run the Red Light" campaign.
Area residents came out to show their concern for drivers running red lights.
"I just don't feel safe for the kids," said Laureen Lua, a parent.
After witnessing a car accident on the busy stretch of road in front of Pearl City Highlands Elementary, Laureen is fearful for her child's safety.
"We had some students who had near misses crossing the street right up here," added Laureen.
Although there are crosswalks along Waimano Home Road, parents say they do not feel safe letting their children walk to school after a woman was hit and killed in this exact crosswalk.
They say it is an issue of speed with drivers going well over the limit.
Now volunteers and school Junior Police Officers took to the streets with their concerns.
"We're asking them to be more cautious while driving, like slowing down," said Junior Police Officer Dane Kaulukou-Chang.
Over 80 volunteers held signs reminding drivers to stop running red lights and to drive slower in school zones. Residents have also noticed that drivers zip right through the area.
"Speed limit is there, but people don't obey the rules -- that's why.
Students hope their actions will get their message across along with a simple plea to drivers.
"Stop because you can hurt other children," said Jayna Lua, a third-grader.
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