THE SENATE

S.C.R. NO.

84

TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE, 2015

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

SENATE CONCURRENT

RESOLUTION

 

 

Urging driver education and licensing programs to emphasize courteous and responsible driving, including the reduction of traffic congestion.

 

 


     WHEREAS, Oahu suffers from some of the worst traffic congestion in the nation; and

 

     WHEREAS, many roads and highways on Oahu were not designed to accommodate the population growth that has occurred on the island; and

 

     WHEREAS, many drivers on Oahu's roads and highways have arrived from nations where driving laws and customs are very different; and

 

     WHEREAS, many elderly drivers passed driving examinations years ago, when traffic conditions were different than they are today; and

 

     WHEREAS, persons eighteen years of age or older are not required to complete a formal driver's education course prior to obtaining a driver's license; and

 

     WHEREAS, improving the education of drivers regarding courteous and responsible driving, with an emphasis on reducing traffic congestion, would benefit everyone who shares Oahu's roads and highways; now, therefore,

 

     BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Twenty-eighth Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2015, the House of Representatives concurring, that the Department of Customer Services of the City and County of Honolulu and all driver training and education programs on Oahu are urged to incorporate into their curriculum the teaching of courteous and responsible driving habits, with an emphasis on reducing traffic congestion; and

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that all driver training and education programs are also urged to incorporate information about obeying speed limits, keeping pace with traffic, and the safe and effective merging of traffic, including allowing space for other vehicles to merge into traffic without necessarily stopping for them; and

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the Director of Transportation and the Director of Customer Services of the City and County of Honolulu.

 

 

 

 

OFFERED BY:

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Report Title: 

Driver Training and Education Programs; Curriculum; Safe Driving