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 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.