DES reminds community about school traffic safety

| January 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
Col Miller

Miller

Col. Duane R. Miller
Director, Emergency Services
U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, and
Commander, 8th Military Police Brigade,
8th Theater Sustainment Command

 

As we begin the second half of the school year, the Directorate of Emergency Services asks the community to continue to place emphasis on the safety of children as they go to and from school.

During the first half of the school year, DES has seen the following safety violations that should be corrected this upcoming semester:

Parking: Daily, during drop-off times, we see numerous individuals parking illegally near the schools.

Hale Kula Elementary School, Building O

Hale Kula Elementary School, Building O

On Ayers Road, Schofield Barracks, near Hale Kula Elementary, parking has been a bigger problem due to a large construction project. Illegally parked vehicles may block walkways or sidewalks, forcing pedestrians onto roadways that put children in more danger.

Crosswalks: Please use the marked crosswalks. They are there to ensure the safety of pedestrians. Do not be impatient at crosswalks, wait for traffic to see you before stepping into the roads.

Unattended children: Children must be at least 10 years old to walk to and from school without supervision. Young children may not be attentive while crossing roads. Parents need to ensure their children have the proper supervision to safely make it to and from school.

Impatient/inattentive driving: This is a problem especially during drop-off times. Drop-off times at the school correspond with the end of physical training in the mornings, which causes heavy traffic on post. Please be aware that children and parents are walking to school during these time periods, and pay close attention when you are near a school zone.

Directorate of Emergency Services

For more information on the services and the personnel who support this community,

visit www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/des/default.htm.

 

Police Blotter

The following incidents happened Dec. 17-31.

 Aliamanu Military Reservation

1 – Larceny of property

1 – Abuse of a family or household member

1 – Suspended or revoked license

1 – Domestic disturbance without assault

Fort DeRussy/Hale Koa

1- Theft in the 2nd degree

1- Criminal property damage in the 3rd degree

Fort Shafter

1 – Inattention to driving resulting in damage to vehicle

1 – Duty upon striking

Hawaii Armed Services Police (HASP)

1 – Resisting arrest

1 – Disorderly conduct

4 – Operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant

1 – Driving while license is suspended or revoked

1 – Abuse of family or household member

1 – Promoting a detrimental drug in the 3rd degree

1 – Use of air gun and deadly weapon

Schofield Barracks

2 – Unattended child

7 – Duty upon striking unattended vehicle

2 – Operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant

13 – Domestic disturbance without assault

3 – Failure to obey/on post driving privileges

4 – Suicidal ideations/gesture

3 – Traffic accident with bodily injury

4 – Wrongful damaging to property

1 – Sexual assault

2 – Child endangerment/neglect

3 – Assault

2 – Shoplifting

2 – Larceny of property

1 – Disregarding a posted stop sign

2 – No driver’s license

1 – Driving while license suspended or revoked

Tripler Army Medical Center

1 – Domestic disturbance without assault

1 – Suicidal ideations/gesture

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