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Road Rage has no place on our roadways and we need your help making our roads safe.

In conjunction with the University of Hawaii and Blyncsy, the Hawaii Department of Transportation will make available 1000 dashcams to the public, free of charge. Once you have installed your dash camera, you will help capture unsafe driving behavior on our roads and support a safe kakou across our State.

21%

of all traffic fatalities in Hawaii are caused by distracted driving

92

fatalities reported in 2023 alone on Hawaii roads

14%

increase in the traffic fatality rate in Hawaii from 2019 to 2022

About the Program

Reckless driving and road rage incidents are increasing across Hawaii roadways, and the Hawaii Department of Transportation wants your help to make our roads safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

Through this innovative new program, Hawaii residents can apply to receive a complimentary high-resolution dash camera to record the road as you drive normally each day.

Witness an incident? You can submit your dash camera footage instantly to the local authorities.

Interested in Joining the Program?

There is no cost to join the Hawaii Eyes on the Road program. Follow these simple steps to get started:

  1. Read the Frequently Asked Questions below to fully understand how the program will work and what is expected of you
  2. Submit your information on the form below. You’ll be contacted if you have been approved to join the program.
  3. Once approved, you will receive instructions on where to pick up your free dash camera and how to install it in your vehicle
  4. Spot unsafe driving or another road incident that should be reported to your local authorities? Use the app on your phone to submit the footage from your dash camera.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Hawaii DOT Eyes on the Road program is only open to current Hawaii residents. You will be asked for proof of residency when you pick up your dash camera.

Once approved, you will be directed to pick up your dash camera at one of the Hawaii DOT field offices. A list of locations can be found here.

Your dash camera will come with installation instructions, as well as information on how to download the app to your phone. Once installed and connected to the app, you can drive as you normally do. The camera will passively capture footage as you drive. You are asked to submit video clips whenever you witness an incident of reckless or dangerous driving.

The Hawaii DOT wants your help in reporting incidents of unsafe or reckless driving. This can include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Speeding
  • Aggressive driving or tailgating
  • Road rage
  • Unsafe or illegal lane changing
  • Any other incidents of unsafe activity that you believe should be reviewed by law enforcement

The app you download on your phone will be able to save video clips from the dash camera. Simply access the correct piece of footage, and through the app you can send it to your local law enforcement office for follow-up.

There is no cost to receive and operate the dash camera. Costs may be incurred when submitting video footage through the app. Cell phone plans that do not include unlimited data may incur additional expenses for transferring large video files over cellular networks. 

If you do not wish to continue participating in the Eyes on the Road program, you must return your dash camera to your local Hawaii DOT field office. Office locations can be found here.

If you agree to participate in the Eyes on the Road program and receive a dash camera, the camera remains the property of Hawaii DOT. You are not allowed to sell the camera or transfer ownership of the camera in any way. If you do not want the camera any more, you must return the camera to your local Hawaii DOT field office.

Contact your local Hawaii DOT field office to have your camera inspected and/or replaced.

Hawaii DOT, in partnership with Blyncsy, uses crowd-sourced dash camera footage to analyze conditions on Hawaii roads, allowing the DOT to understand the condition of all roadways and road assets such as guardrails, signs, impact attenuators, crosswalk paint and road striping. Blyncsy receives the video footage as still images, processes these images using artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms, and provides Hawaii DOT with detailed information about issues and locations that need work.

Apply to the Program

Ready to take part in the Eyes on the Road program, and help create a safer Hawaii for all? Complete the form below and we’ll be in touch with you soon.

Additional Details

The Hawaii Eyes on the Road program is a collaboration between the Hawaii Department of Transportation, University of Hawaii and Blyncsy, the leading provider of automated road maintenance and asset inventory services in the United States. Blyncsy collects anonymized dash camera footage to provide clients such as HiDOT with data and insights to help them maintain a safe road network. From potholes to guardrail damage, vegetation encroachment and paint line visibility, Blyncsy’s platform automatically analyzes dash camera imagery and identifies areas of concern. No personal identifiable information (PII) is collected by Blyncsy; faces of people and license plates captured by the dash cameras are automatically blurred.