STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3169
RE: S.B. No. 410
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Judiciary and Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 410 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE TRAFFIC CODE,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to increase the fines imposed on drivers of vehicles who violate the pedestrians' right-of-way in crosswalks.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation, Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii Bicycling League, and one individual.
Your Committees find that, according to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, there were one hundred eight motor vehicle-related fatalities on Hawaii roadways in 2019, with thirty-four percent of those fatalities being pedestrians. This measure increases driver awareness and reduces pedestrian fatalities by doubling the existing civil penalties for drivers who violate the pedestrians' right-of-way in crosswalks.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Judiciary and Ways and Means that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 410 and recommend that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Judiciary and Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair
KARL RHOADS, Chair