Dozens cited along Pali Hwy. for failing to stop for pedestrians

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Honolulu police want to remind drivers to slow down and watch for pedestrians.

Last Thursday, officers cited drivers along Pali Highway who failed to stop for pedestrians.

The enforcement came after Raymond Endow, 83, was hit by a vehicle while crossing the highway at the Wood Street intersection last Wednesday. He died at the hospital.

According to police, Endow was in a marked crosswalk. Vehicles in the first two lanes were slowing down so he could cross, but he was hit by a third vehicle after the driver failed to see him in time.

“I think any safety precaution we can take at this time is going to be helpful. As you guys have seen, our numbers for pedestrian fatalities is high,” said Lt. James Slayter, Honolulu Police Department, last Wednesday. “Whether it’s a light, whether it’s just everybody taking more time, whether they’re crossing or whether they’re driving, we’ve got to do something.”

A department spokeswoman tells us 32 drivers were cited in just two hours.

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