Motor Vehicle Occupant Protection
Interactive map of EMS-attended Motor Vehicle Crashes on Oahu by Mode 2007-2016
Motor Vehicle Data
Motor Vehicle Crashes & Occupants
The Injury Prevention Control Section provides information on both fatal and non-fatal traffic related injuries in Hawaii.
Oahu Mapbook 2007-2011 is an extensive document recording EMS responses to injury related traffic crashes on Oahu. The document separates maps both by neighborhood board and transportation mode (motor vehicle, motorcycle/moped, pedestrian, and bicycle).
Injuries In Hawaii, 2007-2011 Databook: This is link to the Motor Vehicle Chapter of the Databook. This document provides extensive information on both fatalities and non-fatal injuries related to motor vehicle crashes. You will find information about seat belt use, substance use, types of motor vehicle injuries, and related medical expenses attributed to motor vehicle related injuries.
Hawaii Laws: Seat Belt, Ignition Interlock, Graduated Drivers License & Truck Bed Restrictions
Motor Vehicle Laws
Child Passenger Safety & Car Seat Fitting
KIPC: Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition provides Statewide information on childhood injury prevention. Click the banner to right to connect to the KIPC website and additional information on car seat safety, child safety seat inspection stations, and more.
All passengers must wear a seat belt while riding in motor vehicles. In Hawaii, children from birth to 4 must ride in child safety seat, and children ages 4 to 7 must ride in either a child safety seat or a booster seat. If you would like to download a free child safety seat poster, please click on the image.
Motor Vehicle Occupant Safety and Impaired Driving Strategies
Hawaii Injury Prevention Plan Recommendations
Impaired Driving Recommendation 1: Reduce impaired driving by increasing the use of screening and brief interventions in hospitals and primary health centers across the state.
Occupant Protection Recommendation 1: Increase restraint use by supporting a universal safety belt law for all vehicle passengers. Occupant Protection Recommendation 2: Increase promotion of “high visibility enforcement efforts” for all traffic safety laws.
Occupant Protection Recommendation 2: Increase promotion of “high visibility enforcement efforts” for all traffic safety laws
Screening and Brief Intervention
Alcohol and drug impairment puts motor vehicle drivers, occupants and other road users at a greater risk of a crash and a crash resulting in a fatality. Screening and Brief Intervention Programs provide an approach for health care providers to help patients address possible substance misuse.
The Hawaii Trauma System is implementing Screening and Brief Intervention programs in hospital settings across the state in level II and III Trauma Hospitals. The Center for Disease Control provides a helpful overview of how Screening and Brief Intervention are used to address excessive substance use.
- Injury Prevention Advisory Committee
- Hawaii Strategic Highway Safety Plan
- Hawaii State Highway Safety Council
- Hawaii Mothers Against Drunk Driving
- Hawaii Trauma Advisory Council
- North Hawaii Outcomes Project
- Hawaii Traffic Records Coordinating Committee
- Hawaii Department of Transportation
- University of Hawaii LTAP