So did you guys see all those Maui police officers and local high school students standing outside the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center in Kahului yesterday and waving signs at passing motorists? They were out there, according to this Maui Now story, attempting to “raise awareness about the dangers of ‘distractive’ driving” as part of the PD’s new “Arrive Alive Campaign.”
“We’re campaigning for safe driving–that means: paying attention to the road, not drinking and driving, abstaining from alcohol use during driving, to not text, and just to be safe on the road,” Baldwin High student Josh Eldred told Maui Now.
Seriously, isn’t there a better way to warn drivers against the dangers of being distracted while driving than by waving signs at them while they’re driving one of the island’s busier roads? And since there were no auto collisions out front of the mall yesterday, does that mean the campaign was a failure because drivers weren’t distracted while reading the signs people were waving?