Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed two traffic safety measures--Senate Bill (SB) 4 and House Bill (HB) 980, relating to highway safety, into law last week.
SB 4 requires all front and back seat passengers to be restrained by a seat belt assembly or child passenger restraint while the motor vehicle is being operated upon any public highway. According to the National Highway Safety Administration, seat belt restraints for all occupants increases the safety of all motor vehicle occupants by as much as 45 percent.
HB 980 establishes a statewide law prohibiting the use of any mobile electronic devise while driving.
The bill signings kicked off the state's Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign.