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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 2:36 p.m., Saturday, June 9, 2007

Big Isle drivers asked to watch out for survey team

Advertiser Staff

Police are advising motorists to be on the lookout for survey teams standing along major Big Island streets and highways from now through mid-June.

The teams will be taking part in the state's annual seat belt survey. Sponsored by the State Department of Transportation, the survey will be conducted by the University of Hawai'i's Department of Urban and Regional Planning.

The survey involves stationing trained observation team members to monitor the use of seat belt use at various sites around the island.

During the observation, team members will park on the side of the road to ensure continual traffic flow and safety. They will be wearing safety vests and helmets.

In conjunction with the survey, police are reminding motorists to buckle up before driving.