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HPD keeping checkpoints up through February

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 10:49 p.m. HST, Jan 01, 2012


Checkpoints across Oahu will look for impaired drivers throughout January and February.

The Honolulu Police Department says the checkpoints will be set up at unannounced times and locations through Feb. 29. The checkpoints are part of an ongoing effort to crack down on collisions on the island’s roads.

As of Dec. 28, 52 people have been killed in 50 traffic collisions on Oahu in 2011. Speed, alcohol and or drugs were factors in at least 19 crashes. During the same period in 2010, 63 people were killed. Speed, drugs and or alcohol were contributing factors in 29 of those collisions.


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SmedleyFerndock wrote:
I always wondered why deaths are measured against a grouping of ( speed, alcohol, and drugs ). Why not break them out and count each individually. Speed is a factor in almost every accident as almost no one drives at 25 miles per hour. I also wonder how many speeders are captured at a road block that requires a driver to stop. I always thought that the aggregate count was pushed by MADD to artificially keep the numbers up to keep pressure on drinking and driving.
on January 2,2012 | 06:17AM
TeamVision wrote:
While those checkpoints are set up, the police should also pull over and ticket vehicles with expired safety checks, and arrest uninsured motorists.
on January 2,2012 | 06:51AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Not to mention people using their cells while driving.
on January 2,2012 | 07:38AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
I think it's a good idea to run this thru February but if they want to make it more meaningful, they should set up roadblocks during times other than holidays and set it up in places like Kaukonahua Road which is a straight away and scenes of many deaths in the past.
on January 2,2012 | 07:39AM
Fred01 wrote:
Ahhhh. Life in the police state! Paradise!
on January 2,2012 | 11:58AM
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