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Motorists urged to ‘Drive Aloha’

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Lihikai Elementary School teachers and students wave signs encouraging drivers on Papa Avenue to slow down and drive safely Wednesday morning while teaming on the “Drive Aloha” campaign with representatives from DTRIC Insurance and officers from Maui Police Department. DTRIC President Michele Saito said the statewide program is designed to raise awareness about driving safely and avoiding poor practices, like texting while driving, running red lights, jaywalking and speeding. “Last year was a bad year for pedestrian fatalities,” Saito said.

SECOND PHOTO: Lihikai Elementary School 5th graders wave signs Wednesday morning. “It’s important because a lot of people get run over by a lot of cars because they always speed,” said 5th grader Aubrey Phillips, 10.

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos