HPU Events

Farmers Insurance Hawaii and HPD Hold Commerative Sign Waving for Mariah

November 20, 2012 07:00 AM - November 20, 2012 08:00 AM

Location: Hawaii Loa Campus, Kamehameha Highway

Farmers Insurance Hawaii and the Honolulu Police Department Wiil Hold a  Commemorative Sign Waving Event For HPU Student Who Was A Victim Of A Hit-And-Run Accident.

Farmers Insurance Hawaii with the Honolulu Police Department will hold a commemorative Hot Spots Traffic Safety event on Tuesday, November 20 from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. at Hawaii Pacific University’s (HPU) Hawaii Loa campus in Kaneohe. The event is in honor of HPU student, Mariah Danforth-Moore, who was struck and killed in a crosswalk that fronts the school’s Kaneohe campus by a hit-and-run driver last November.

Farmers Hawaii employees will join HPD’s District 4 Community Policing Unit, and HPU students and staff for the sign-waving event to help raise awareness for pedestrian safety and remind drivers to be extra cautious and watch out for pedestrians who use the mid-block crosswalks in front of the campus on Kamehameha Highway.  Drivers are also reminded to pay extra attention during the evening hours as it is more difficult to see pedestrians.

Farmers Hawaii will present HPU with a $1,000 donation that will kick-off a challenge grant to raise funds for a traffic light at the crosswalk to improve visibility and help keep students safer as they’re walking to campus.

The traffic safety event is part of the Farmers Hawaii Hot Spots program, now in its 10th year of raising awareness for pedestrian and traffic safety statewide.

WHAT:  Farmers Insurance Hawaii Hot Spots Commemorative Traffic Safety Event for Mariah Danforth-Moore with HPD District 4 Community Policing Unit, and Hawaii Pacific University students and staff

WHEN: Tuesday, November 20 from 7 a.m. – 8 a.m.

WHERE: Hawaii Pacific University Hawaii Loa Campus, 45-045 Kamehameha Highway

WHY: Remind drivers to slow down for pedestrians and reduce accidents

Click here for more information on Farmers Insurance Hawaii's site.