Hawaii HB 757 – Requires the department of transportation and the county transportation departments to adopt a vision zero policy
Requires the department of transportation and the county transportation departments to adopt a vision zero policyFull Bill Text
UPDATE June 28, 2019: Governor Ige signed the bill into law.
UPDATE May 3, 2019: 2019 Legislative session is in recess until January 15, 2020. Odd-number year sessions carry over to even-number years.
UPDATE May 1, 2019: Bill received final reading in both Senate and House; transmitted to Governor.
UPDATE April 9, 2019: Report adopted; Passed Third Reading in 25 to 0 vote. The bill was transmitted to House in amended form.
UPDATE March 29, 2019: The report from committees was adopted and referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee. The committee set up a public decision hearing on April 3, 2019.
UPDATE March 20, 2019: The bill was referred to the Senate where the Transportation and Public Safety Committees recommended passage with amendments.
UPDATE February 20, 2019: The Judiciary and Finance Committees recommended passage without amendment.
UPDATE February 15, 2019: Reported from Judiciary and referred to Finance Committee which has scheduled a February 20, 2019 hearing.
UPDATE February 8, 2019: Judiciary Committee scheduled a February 12, 2019 hearing.
UPDATE February 5, 2019: Referred to House Judiciary Committee
HB 757 was introduced on January 24, 2019. It is referred to the House Transportation Committee which met on February 1, 2019 and by a 7-0-1 vote, recommended that the measure be passed.
While the premise behind Vision Zero is laudable — eliminating all traffic deaths — the cost of measures attempting to do so (with limited success) is astronomical compared to other common sense road and pedestrian crosswalk designs that could be implemented. A study in France recently concluded that it would cost US $4.4 billion to ostensibly save 400 lives (or $11 million per person) by lowering speed limits by 6 mph.