The scenery is one of the biggest draws for people who visit and live in Hawaii. Riding a motorcycle offers a freedom that those in other vehicles often do not understand, and doing so here can increase that feeling. However, the joys of riding a motorcycle are countered by the risks. For instance, the injuries riders can suffer in motorcycle accidents can be devastating.
Truth be told, some of Honolulu's roads lend themselves to speeding. These roads also see an inordinate number of car accidents as a result. Many people do not even realize that their speed has significantly increased until they look down at the speedometer. For others, the recognition that their speed has reached a dangerous level only becomes evident after a crash.
Even more difficult than predicting when an accident will occur is predicting who will survive a crash, who will suffer serious injuries and who will walk away unscathed. To make matters worse, some people who initially survive car accidents suffer serious injuries and later lose their lives. For instance, a Hawaii woman who suffered severe injuries in a recent crash ultimately died of her injuries just days later.
Although its beautiful scenery might suggest a leisurely pace of traffic, Hawaii ranked among the top eleven states in the country for the highest pedestrian fatality rates in the first six months of 2016.
Although the pace of life on Hawaii’s beaches may be leisurely, local traffic can be an entirely different matter. Some drivers have turned to traffic apps on their smartphones to avoid congestion. However, a recent article questioned whether that technology might pose an unintended safety risk to pedestrians.