Pedestrian safety reminders installed near schools


Ronald McDonald has put his foot down at dozens of schools across the state to remind keiki and other pedestrians to be careful at school crossings. Ronald’s effort was part of McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii’s Pedestrian Safety Decal Installation Program, part of the state’s Pedestrian Safety Awareness Month in August, supported by the state Department of Transportation, the state Department of Education and county governments.

Bright red shoeprint safety decals can now be found at Hawaii elementary school sidewalks near crosswalks. The shoeprints are accompanied by a bold message in red and yellow to “stop” and “look both ways” before crossing the street.

The safety decals were installed with partner Grace Pacific on school sidewalks near intersections that have been identified as “areas of concern” by the Statewide Pedestrian Master Plan. Participating schools include Honokaa, Kahakai, Holualoa, Kealakehe, Naalehu, Waikoloa and Waimea elementary schools.