Big Island highways safer in 2013
The final numbers are in and they reveal that 2013 was a safer year on Big Island highways with reductions in three key traffic statistics. Police report that there were 1,348 arrests for drunk driving last year, which was down 8.7 percent from the 1,477 nabbed during the previous year.
Major accidents were down 9.5 percent with a total of 1,326, compared to 1,466 the year before. And last years 25 traffic fatalities were off by 34.2 percent from the year ago figure of 38.