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Police issue 500 traffic tickets on Leeward Coast in 5 hours

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:05 a.m. HST, Mar 21, 2012

About 500 traffic-related citations were issued to motorists during a five-hour period Tuesday along the Leeward Coast by Honolulu Police Department solo bike officers.

Police said the Traffic Division's Solo Bike Section issued 81 citations for speeding, two for excessive speeding, 60 for no-fault insurance, 46 for driving without a license, 21 for seat-belt violations, 12 for child restraint violations, nine for electronic mobile device violations and 269 for miscellaneous violations.

The action was taken from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. along major roads in the region, including the area between Ko Olina and Makaha, police said.

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Surfer_Dude wrote:
How does a cop on a bike catch up with a speeding car?
on March 20,2012 | 08:58PM
1coconut wrote:
Try run next time and you will be in court too.
on March 21,2012 | 04:30AM
allie wrote:
Why are men out here always so angry? They take it out on the road and speed, play horrid music on their boom boxes, curse, cut people off, fail to signal, tail gate, etc. Slow down out there. You have no where to go anyway.
on March 21,2012 | 10:05AM
Spear wrote:
Poverty for Generations will do that to you.
on March 21,2012 | 10:20AM
Fred01 wrote:
Then get one jobe already
on March 21,2012 | 12:12PM
hilopango wrote:
While the women put on makeup while driving, change their clothes, have three-way conversations between their passenger and cell phone...different kind of distractions, same consequences.
on March 21,2012 | 12:23PM
bleedgreen wrote:
Men? I thought it was women.
on March 21,2012 | 01:07PM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
Maybe because of the women they are married to? But in all seriousness, speeding is a serious thing and men are NOT the only offenders. I see women doing it and I see a lot of women who show no courtesy on the road either. So our comment is not all true. Yes, their are a lot of angry men out there driving. But there are also a lot of angry women out there, too. And just to be fair, maybe it's because of their husbands.
on March 21,2012 | 01:31PM
Notawannabe wrote:
It sounds a lot like the places I drove in the mainland. You can be in a lane going the speed limit and some pin-head will pull up right on your tail and flash their lights at you instead of going around. And what about the fools that speed during snow or fog only to end up in a 30 car pile up. Get real and stop making it seem as though it only happens here. If you don't like it there a places for people like you...airports!
on March 21,2012 | 05:08PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Mahalo HPD for your assistance. Please come out on the weekend, when it's crazy. Oh, sorry, the people on this blog might accuse you guys of spiking.
on March 21,2012 | 05:39PM
joshislost wrote:
So your telling me women arent any of the above? Sexist are we. Go Civil Unions right
on March 21,2012 | 08:58PM
onevoice82 wrote:
Sorry to go "off subject" but I want to make a plea to the Star Advertiser to either stop these annoying pop-up ads or give us back the old comment system that allerted us via email when someone comments or replies to our comments, I think the system was called "discus"!
on March 21,2012 | 05:48AM
McCully wrote:
I agree, this SA system is a joke. Bring back discus!!!
on March 21,2012 | 07:25AM
silvangold wrote:
yes yes yes yes....
on March 21,2012 | 07:35AM
AmbienDaze wrote:
I concur.
on March 21,2012 | 08:21AM
Dragonman wrote:
Totally agree
on March 21,2012 | 11:57AM
bender wrote:
Yep, and we have to pay to see those annoying pop ups and pop unders. Premiium users shouldn't be subjected to this. Check your screen, how much is content and how much is advertising.
on March 21,2012 | 09:03AM
PCWarrior wrote:
Uh...excellent point actually. We pay now. We premium users. And this is what we get. It's like UH pay per view - you still got commercials! Try pay for UFC or HBO events - there are no commercials cause YOU PAID ALREADY.
on March 21,2012 | 10:34AM
Ewasohappy wrote:
Agree! bring back "discus"
on March 21,2012 | 01:53PM
shakattack wrote:
One voice, try adblockplus for either google chrome or firefox. It works great. I don't get any popups. Aloha
on March 21,2012 | 03:18PM
onevoice82 wrote:
I wil look into that thanks!
on March 21,2012 | 08:59PM
KeithHaugen wrote:
"solo bike" is what they call those high-powered motorcycles the police ride....and yes, they can and do catch speeding cars.
on March 21,2012 | 06:01AM
Ewasohappy wrote:
Maybe surfer dude is thinking about the bicycle patrols in Waikiki?
on March 21,2012 | 01:55PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Are you kidding? These are pretty powerful motorcycles (bikes) and are more maneuverable than a car.
on March 21,2012 | 06:29AM
Dizzle wrote:
Probably by using the 1200cc motor.....
on March 21,2012 | 06:57AM
Poipounder808 wrote:
Surfer Dude...have you been hitting the bong? Seriously?!? You thought solo bikes were bicycles???? Bwaaaahahaaa! Tha's funny, you made my morning.
on March 21,2012 | 07:46AM
false wrote:
Hope he was joking! :)
on March 21,2012 | 10:37AM
Surfer_Dude wrote:
Pounder....I was so amazed that I was first to comment on any topic, I tried to come up with something humorous. Next time I'll stick to my day job----whatever that is. FYI....I know these aren't the bike cops who cruise in front of Hale Koa.
on March 21,2012 | 07:49PM
tiki886 wrote:
It's not so much the power or speed of the bike as the siren and lights in your rear view mirror telling you to slow down and stop if you don't want a high speed chase and an extended period of lock up in jail.
on March 21,2012 | 08:21AM
hanabatadayz wrote:
wow..alot of people without insurance and no license..that's very scary..good job hpd..now only if we could catch more drunks on the road
on March 20,2012 | 08:59PM
onevoice82 wrote:
We also need a "booting" system in Hawaii for anyone with 6 outstanding unpaid traffic tickets or more. Tow the car and auction it off if they don't pay up! Come on Hawaii, quit being weinies and get tough! We could also make alot of money with this system to help offset road repair. I'ts all about the money and the safety!
on March 21,2012 | 05:43AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Excellent idea onevoice82. Like you say, time to get tough.
on March 21,2012 | 06:32AM
1local wrote:
no insurance, no license, no seat belt, total disregard for society. vehicles should have been towed at owners expense. i hope the police did not allow those cited with no insurance and license to drive away...
on March 21,2012 | 06:56AM
hawaiinui wrote:
How about compounding that with people that don't have insurance (60 of them) and cause the rest of us to carry MORE insurance just in case they hit us insured lawbiding citizens. Time to get tough and get this bozos off the road. And to make this an even playing field..how about taking this HPD initiative to those utilizing the Kalanianeole alignment out Hawaii Kai to downtown Vineyard side. Next Waimanalo to Kailua and then around the island. Law breakers are all over the island, not just on the Leeward side. Let's see what happens...like someone said "this should be verrrryyyy interesting".
on March 21,2012 | 07:15AM
cojef wrote:
Where we live, the State requires proof of insurance before license plates are issued. However in Hawaii, it may cause the license plate theft rate to rise. So you can't win either way as the cause and effect have dire consequences.
on March 21,2012 | 07:30AM
allie wrote:
Most lawbreakers are on the west side hon. East side drivers are better educated
on March 21,2012 | 07:47AM
bender wrote:
I disagree. You would probably find just as many people who break the law on the east side. They're just more arrogant as they do it.
on March 21,2012 | 09:08AM
false wrote:
I agree.
on March 21,2012 | 09:35AM
MANDA wrote:
Different kind of violations. Not the "no more money" kind like no insurance but plenty of speeding and, after pau hana time, plenty drinking & driving as people come back out to HI Kai after some drinks in town.
on March 21,2012 | 10:03AM
BRock wrote:
Allie is and always has been clueless.
on March 21,2012 | 12:26PM
Lanikaula wrote:
yeah?! u tink so?! coming to your neighborhood soon: Kahala to Hawaii Kai...makawalu. i mean let's not just ticket the west let's make this 'pono' and get some on the opposite side to even this out some.
on March 21,2012 | 08:55PM
allie wrote:
Good work HPD. many people out here drive in a dangerous, rude, ignorant fashion. Poeple need to signal, drive the speed limit and turn off the horrid boom boxes that distract.
on March 21,2012 | 07:47AM
postmanx wrote:
Any comments on how hard it is to pass a road test these days? I know people who have taken the test 5 times.
on March 21,2012 | 08:00AM
dlum003 wrote:
5 times? FIVE times? ee gads, maybe they shouldn't get their license.
on March 21,2012 | 08:30AM
MANDA wrote:
It's as easy as ever. Anyone who can't pass our test should be barred from trying it again for a period of time, it's that easy.
on March 21,2012 | 11:20AM
Pocho wrote:
No mo insurance no mo license = dey NO GIOIN PAY da FINE
on March 21,2012 | 08:39AM
ejkorvette wrote:
For HPD: EXCELLENT! Keep up the Great Work.
on March 20,2012 | 09:00PM
Ewasohappy wrote:
HPD has a thankless job. Dammed if they do, dammed if they don't. My thanks to HPD for trying, at least, to keep our roads safer. What happens to the offenders that don't pay the fine????
on March 21,2012 | 02:03PM
kulanakai wrote:
HPD seems to target the Westside.
on March 20,2012 | 09:05PM
HoldEverything wrote:
gotta fish where the fish are...
on March 20,2012 | 09:07PM
soundofreason wrote:
nailed it
on March 20,2012 | 11:22PM
readthefineprint wrote:
on March 21,2012 | 11:31AM
hanabatadayz wrote:
that's where i would start..the tickets back up this claim..it's not prejudice..it's just real facts about people on the westside
on March 20,2012 | 09:23PM
artwork wrote:
Share the aloha. Hawaii Kai next?
on March 20,2012 | 11:18PM
all_fed_up wrote:
Yeah, come target us on the east side. We get mo money!
on March 21,2012 | 07:45AM
silvangold wrote:
maybe cuz more people on 'our side' don't follow rulez!!!!!
on March 21,2012 | 07:40AM
9ronboz wrote:
affordability is not an excuse to break the law!
on March 21,2012 | 09:20AM
Nesmith wrote:
My thoughts: people can't afford it. No insurance, no license, no registration, no safety check, no baby car seats - all cost money, which unfortunately may of our citizens do not have. Hawaii is expensive.
on March 20,2012 | 09:21PM
royalridge_2000 wrote:
No offense to those people but if you cant afford those expenses, catch the bus!
on March 20,2012 | 10:20PM
Pocho wrote:
and the Pro Rail think they going catch THErail?
on March 21,2012 | 08:47AM
Best1Best2 wrote:
I agree! The cost of operating a vehicle is not an excuse for breaking the law and endangering other people's safety.
on March 21,2012 | 12:13PM
iwanaknow wrote:
I've been to the Kapolei traffic court....plenty brather and tita's lining up to pay their fines......ka ching goes the cash register.
on March 20,2012 | 10:29PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Sorry but if you can't afford it look for an alternative like the bus or a friend. Don't use cost as an excuse.
on March 21,2012 | 06:33AM
allie wrote:
I am too poor to own a car out here but I do ride my bike to work at night (UH to Waikiki). Ummm..like what is with the boom boxes, leering men, cat calls and drools? I think we need enforcement on Kapahulu also!
on March 21,2012 | 10:04AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Yes allie, low lifes abound everywhere. Bike carefully!
on March 21,2012 | 10:20AM
fishwrider wrote:
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on March 21,2012 | 01:05PM
serfboy wrote:
Wow. Cyber-bullying on the Honolulu Star Advertiser site. Hmmm
on March 21,2012 | 06:22PM
hawaiinui wrote:
Maybe true, but logically speaking, it would seem that you'd condone driving without insurance and the other guys be damned, no need to make sure your car is sound enough to drive and not cause a possibly deadly accident, have your babies lives on the chopping blocks....all because it cost lots to live here in Hawaii? How do the others that do all these things live? What's good for the goose is good for the gander. Maybe the bus (forget the train) IS INDEED the logical mode of transportation....for safety sake.
on March 21,2012 | 07:21AM
silvangold wrote:
So because it's expensive ... in Hawaii, you don't play by the rules and cost everyone else big bucks? comeon.....its NOT ok just cuz it costs money...then get rid of the car, don't have babies that need protection.....no car means no license, no registration to pay (cuz Mufi made it so expensive) and no off the wall safety check costs......
on March 21,2012 | 07:43AM
false wrote:
It is expensive but the rest of us accept it as a cost to operate a vehicle.
on March 21,2012 | 07:56AM
linedancer wrote:
If they cannot afford these things, then DON'T drive. Irresponsible idiots should not be allowed to be behind the wheel. Take the bus.
on March 21,2012 | 09:02AM
Best1Best2 wrote:
Exactly, this is why it is even more dangerous to be out on the road now days.
on March 21,2012 | 12:16PM
9ronboz wrote:
Affordability is not an excuse to break the law!
on March 21,2012 | 09:18AM
MANDA wrote:
Is the Nesmith who's spending bank appealing his traffic case?
on March 21,2012 | 04:19PM
hanabatadayz wrote:
that's where i would start
on March 20,2012 | 09:23PM
awahana wrote:
Unlike the mainland, the crazy thing about Hawaii law, is that even after they stop the driver without license, insurance, registration, whatever, they don't impound the vehicle. THEY still let them drive off. Then they don't show up in court, and just keep driving illegally for months, years. I had a young lady hit my car and then drive off as witnesses tried to flag her down and stop her, and then even though we all had the description of the driver, vehicle, and license plate number, because the vehicle was registered to a cancelled PO Box and HPD could not reach her by the registration contact info by postal mail, could not locate the insurance company they are with, so either they don't have insurance, or recently came from out of state. HPD detective said this is a common problem that they would like to see changed in the legislature. Detective said all they could do was put a stopper on the registration so that next year, when they try to register the vehicle, they will be notified. Thats it? Wow. After leaving the scene of a crime? Failure to render aid? And if they don't bother getting insurance, would they bother registering? We may never find them! Meanwhile, I am stuck with a broken car that I cannot drive safely. Why do crooks get the upper hand in our land? :(
on March 20,2012 | 09:54PM
kais1269 wrote:
You ask "Why do 'crooks' get the upper hand in our land?" You forget one of the principles upon which our country was founded (Well, I guess they did not have Hawaii in mind at the time)--better that ninety-nine guilty people go free than one innocent person get hassled. We have to err on that side. Do you not remember high-school political science? Now go buy a new car. In fact, check out a Range Rover.
on March 21,2012 | 07:23AM
tiki886 wrote:
99 guilty go free rather than one innocent person convicted? What law is that? Does it come from the 'good and plenty' clause?
on March 21,2012 | 08:27AM
kais1269 wrote:
on March 21,2012 | 11:13AM
readthefineprint wrote:
Too funny tiki!
on March 21,2012 | 11:34AM
awahana wrote:
Range Rover? Ugh. Almost as bad as the 2 VWs I had, and Volvo S60. No more eurocars for me. I have a stack of service orders about 1 inch high. The amount of time wasted losing your car for a day at the service dept. I already did. Thanks. Bought 2 EVs in fact. No more gas stops. No more oil change appts. Use the carpool lane by myself, free meter parking, no coin hunting, and the best part, $13k in rebate and credits x 2! $1500 credit for the home charging station too! Mahalo!
on March 21,2012 | 04:16PM
kais1269 wrote:
Sounds like what I need!
on March 21,2012 | 05:40PM
Canefire wrote:
Speed traps. I hope a good judge will toss most of those citations out. Speed limit is suppose to be set based on periodic review of the 85 percentile speed as the "reasonable speed." The Hawaii State DOT is too lazy and incompetent all these years to make any periodic review to adjust the speed limit. Worse yet, the traffic office knowingly ignores and set speed limit contrary to the car speed data that their planning office continuously collect with their traffic data stations.
on March 20,2012 | 10:14PM
soundofreason wrote:
Sadly the judges DO toss/dismiss them. Been there - seen that.
on March 20,2012 | 11:23PM
fishwrider wrote:
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on March 21,2012 | 01:12PM
serfboy wrote:
Unhappy much? Need a power ego boost by cutting down others on this site? Very brave.
on March 21,2012 | 06:27PM
bullturd wrote:
on March 21,2012 | 05:40AM
Grimbold wrote:
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on March 21,2012 | 05:51AM
BRock wrote:
Canefire is also clueless. 85th percentile? Rubbish.
on March 21,2012 | 12:30PM
Canefire wrote:
You probably work for the State DOT. If not, they will probably hire you. Clueless on what 85th percentile means? Try read this report. http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/nchrp/nchrp_rpt_504.pdf
on March 21,2012 | 05:34PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
I hope a "good" judge will fine them good.
on March 21,2012 | 06:35AM
bender wrote:
Another self appointed traffic engineer heard from.
on March 21,2012 | 09:18AM
MANDA wrote:
No, it's not. The speed limit is based on road conditions as well as traffic conditions. Which is good - imagine if the folks who think 5 mph under the limit is the safest thing were able to drop the speed down, or the racers at 110 mph brought it up? Neither has any connection to safety or reality.
on March 21,2012 | 11:23AM
kahu808 wrote:
So if the speed limit is set at the 85th percentile, people should be cited for going 1 mile over that speed limit. Cops usually give 10-15 mph over the limit.
on March 21,2012 | 03:34PM
Wazdat wrote:
60 NO INSURANCE......time to IMPOUND cars with out the proper insurance and take the drivers license away.
on March 20,2012 | 10:27PM
kahu808 wrote:
Ned the legislature to enact the law that would allow for that.
on March 21,2012 | 03:35PM
twitter6 wrote:
Leeward coast = gold mine for HPD. Easy money. Unfortunately thugs with no insurance probably have no money to pay the fines.
on March 20,2012 | 11:18PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Then impound their vehicles.......unless of course they're stolen.
on March 21,2012 | 06:35AM
svkamahoi wrote:
See my comment date-stamped 3/21 9:09AM. It was actually 9:32AM when I posted that. Another reason to dump this lousy comment program and go back to Discus.
on March 21,2012 | 09:34AM
BRock wrote:
Since you appear to know, where would the police store so many vehicles?
on March 21,2012 | 12:32PM
Ewasohappy wrote:
At the stadium.
on March 21,2012 | 02:10PM
hawaiinui wrote:
Hey, does anyoneknow, do welfare recepients still get their insurance paid by the taxpayer?
on March 21,2012 | 07:23AM
svkamahoi wrote:
Unfortunately yes.
on March 21,2012 | 09:32AM
false wrote:
Wow! Give them a bus pass.
on March 21,2012 | 10:39AM
Oye_Como_Va wrote:
All the more reason for rail to go further out toward the Waianae coast.
on March 20,2012 | 11:53PM
inverse wrote:
Rail project is dead on Oahu. The rail gravy 'train' will be shut down once and for all with Cayetano becoming mayor and/or by the Cayetano/Heen/Slater lawsuit.
on March 21,2012 | 12:59AM
KeithHaugen wrote:
According to today's news, Kirk Caldwell now agrees to letting the public vote on whether or not to build the proposed rail. Carlisle is talking through a spokesperson. And of Ben still supports the people and sees it as a "financial disaster of epic proportions." Apparently,Ben Cayetano is the smarts of the three candidates,and the who cares most for the people vs. the City.
on March 21,2012 | 05:58AM
hawaiinui wrote:
Isn't this what BERG was trying to do with his action to do away with HART? More and more this Councilmember is beginning to look better and better. His insight is extraordinarily on spot in regards to the fiscal welfare of us taxpayers and thought certainly thought provoking. What the heck is wrong with the others? KOBAYASHI...where are you?
on March 21,2012 | 07:28AM
false wrote:
About time! At least he has the gutts. The other 2 have not agreed to that idea.
on March 21,2012 | 09:38AM
rayhawaii wrote:
60 for no-fault insurance, 46 for driving without a license..... It's like having a lake full of fish. You pay to catch the fish but have to let it go so others can pay to catch fish. If all these no insurance or driver license people had their car taken away, how will the state make money off of them later. You keep letting them go make some money off them then catch them another day or until they crash and kill themselves or somebody else then the scrape dealer makes some money.
on March 21,2012 | 02:09AM
soundofreason wrote:
....60 no insurance? That's over 10% of the people they stopped! AND 269 "misc" ? as in no registration? And you wonder why YOUR PAID registration is 30% higher than it should be??!!!! Oh, and GREAT job HPD!!! KEEP up the good work!!
on March 21,2012 | 06:45AM
Poipounder808 wrote:
No where in the article did it say they stopped 500 people, they issued 500 citations, more then likely multiple citations to each driver. I also agree, great job HPD!.
on March 21,2012 | 07:52AM
olos73 wrote:
Was one of them the guy that the Sheriff's caught on Nimitz couple weeks ago without insurance, registration, recon permit, etc., etc., etc.? Oh yeah, he lives in Ewa Beach, eh? So, couldn't be...
on March 21,2012 | 08:44AM
serious wrote:
Good! I didn't know the HPD had traffic division. Next get the intersections--should get 500 in ONE hour!!!
on March 21,2012 | 03:53AM
Locokane wrote:
What happened, did the HPD cycle patrol finally realize Honolulu was bigger than the H1 Viaduct going to the airport from the west? It's good that they caught that many violators, but what took them so long. Now focus on the east side because there are a number of speeders when H1 east ends. But beware, you don't want to ticket the lawyers and doctors since they can give you and earful and write complaints about you.
on March 21,2012 | 05:00AM
Smiley7 wrote:
Hope vehicles were confiscated and towed until drivers could provide license and insurance. Nah! That only happens on the mainland where there are consequences and laws are enforced. Auwe!
on March 21,2012 | 05:01AM
paradisetax wrote:
When is the legislature finally going to address the issue of driving without insurance. It is estimated that some 40% of Oahu driver do not have auto insurance. Get hit by an uninsured driver and try to collect. You could also be sued by an uninsured driver. Solution? Any vehicle being driven without proper verifiable insurance will be impounded and towed on the spot. The way the law stands now, if your caught driving without auto insurance you're ticketed then allowed to drive off and face traffic court. Many never show up in court and those that do get these charges often get dismissed. Go sit in traffic court to hear sympathetic judges dismiss these cases. It's a joke. BTW, no changes to the current law regarding uninsured motorists is being proposed at this year's legislative session.
on March 21,2012 | 05:16AM
Anonymous wrote:
I was thinking the same.. no insurance or driving without a license give them a ticket and let them drive off! I would say make them get out and tow the car.
on March 21,2012 | 05:23AM
kais1269 wrote:
Boy, I thought there was a shortage of police. But if there are enough to write 500 traffic tickets in five hours, with 269 of the tickets for "miscellaneous violations," there clearly is no shortage of police by ANY reasonable yardstick.
on March 21,2012 | 05:41AM
Poipounder808 wrote:
Clearly you know nothing, it probably took a "squad" of solo bikes, probably less then 10 to issue those tickets. A competent solo biker could write 20 tickets an hour given the right circumstances (multiple violators).
on March 21,2012 | 07:56AM
Grimbold wrote:
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on March 21,2012 | 05:48AM
EightOEight wrote:
George Zimmerman, is it you??
on March 21,2012 | 06:04AM
AmbienDaze wrote:
lmao. that is funny.
on March 21,2012 | 09:07AM
KeithHaugen wrote:
They probably could have cited a few hundred more for expired safety stickers and outdated registration stickers. I seem them on moving vehicles every time I drive anywhere.
on March 21,2012 | 05:52AM
noheawilli wrote:
"269 for miscellaneous violations" is notice to the public saying we will issue a ticket to anyone. You think your a law abiding citizen? We'll find something, we are the police.
on March 21,2012 | 06:07AM
Larry01 wrote:
No, it means 269 cases of someone breaking the law. Might have been changing lanes without using a blinker. Might not be much to you, but it's dangerous and breaking the law.
on March 21,2012 | 11:36AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
That's great HPD but about time. Lots and lots of speeding on the leeward side. Hope you guys do this on other areas of the island and do it more often.
on March 21,2012 | 06:30AM
808warriorfan wrote:
60 NO FAULT, 46 W/ NO LICENSE...THAT'S SOME SERIOUS VIOLATIONS. Forget the 269 "misc" ; minor stuff compared to these !!!!! Have you folks seen those commercials for that Law Group Levitt, Yamane, and Soldner. That Yamane guy in one commercial is telling people to take our insurance in case you get in an accident w/ a person who doesn't have No Fault. Hell that person who doesn't have No Fault should be taken to the cleaners. Why should a law abiding citizen have to take out that type of insurance.
on March 21,2012 | 07:08AM
dontbelieveinmyths wrote:
500 in 5 hours? That's 100 per hour. Almost one and a half tickets per minute. How do they do that? It must be that the same driver may have had multiple offenses. Perhaps the person without insurance, also didn't have a license. I wish the reporter would have explained this. But then again, its the headline that counts. This is how most people get their get their "facts".
on March 21,2012 | 07:19AM
false wrote:
I see HPD in groups of 2-3 solo bikes or in combination with sedans.
on March 21,2012 | 08:00AM
Sundance wrote:
You never hear about these crack downs in Hawaii Kai
on March 21,2012 | 07:20AM
false wrote:
See them in Kailua and Mokapu all the time. Try driving Pali Highway, they ctach you both ways.
on March 21,2012 | 08:01AM
LRob69 wrote:
Maybe because Hawaii Kai doesn't have as many head-on collisions and pedestrian deaths as does the leeward coast. Don't make this about race or money, it's about drivers breaking the law. How many more deaths need to occur from speeding or drunk driving along that stretch on the leeward coast before people learn? It's about time HPD step up efforts in that area.
on March 21,2012 | 11:00AM
realist3463 wrote:
Time to move to Kam Highway in Kaaawa. Cha Ching cha ching.
on March 21,2012 | 07:22AM
ricekidd wrote:
Guess its time for taxes uh? or HPD need some vaction money? its really funny that they will cite you anywhere for anything but when they speed by you on the side of the freeway for no reason or textting from thier squad car.... Thats ok.
on March 21,2012 | 07:24AM
false wrote:
Itʻs called time justification or quota time!
on March 21,2012 | 08:02AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Great now come out to the North Shore so we can get rid of all those cell-phone-driiving scoflaws.
on March 21,2012 | 07:26AM
McCully wrote:
These cars should have been impounded on the spot. What if these jokers crash into another vehicle down the street, kills or cause injuries? What good is a citiation if the car is still on the road without insurance? Maybe the city should watch parking wars on A&E and see how the state of philly does it. Believe me it works!!
on March 21,2012 | 07:33AM
Grandkids wrote:
Idiots. What a waste of time. HPD complains about manpower but they have time to waste doing tickets. When they have limited resources at work, they need to focus where the risk is. Just as any business would. They're not accomplishing anything for society by tagging speeders. For the most part, these are the regular tax-paying, law abiding people. They are only being tagged because they exceed an unreasonable speed limit. NOBODY drives any speed limit. You can always tag speeders because everyone speeds. That's why when we appoach a speed trap, EVERYBODY slams on their brakes. So we all get tickets, what have you accomplished? You haven't rid society of any crooks. You have only antagonized us. The motorbike cops are very arrogant about it, too. The city doesn't have money. But wat a complete waste of money to fund a motorbike division. Put this manpower to good use. Use the police force to help us, not antagonize us.
on March 21,2012 | 07:55AM
higirlinlv wrote:
What do you consider "exceeding an unreasonable speed"? 95 in a 55? 100 in a 45? Also, these are NOT law-abiding people as you claim and by your comment I think you are probably a habitual speeder. I'm also thinking you got caugth hence your statement that the officers are arrogant. You (they) are breaking the law and probably all the time. The more you get away with something the more you will get comfortable doing it so these "speedtraps" are necessary to bring you back into focus that you are breaking the law and now will have to deal with your poor choices. So the next time someone decides that it's okay to speed and slams into your car, make sure you tell them "no worries, I'm sure you are a law-abiding tax-paying person".
on March 21,2012 | 10:06AM
Grandkids wrote:
My point is, that EVERYONE speeds, including you. But for the most part, you and I go to work, pay taxes, go home, spend time with the family, friends, shop. Next day, same cycle. Cops lying in wait for "us" isn't acomplishing anything. We're not the problems in society, because we drive faster than the speed limit in a trap zone. They're only making tags because it's a trap zone, not because we're law-breakers.
on March 21,2012 | 05:13PM
BRock wrote:
Not true. I drive at the speed limit.
on March 21,2012 | 12:37PM
LMO wrote:
Perhaps if HPD did this kind of enforcement on a regular basis there would have been less. Doing this once every few years does not look like enforcement, and lets people know they can usually get away with breaking the law.
on March 21,2012 | 07:58AM
livinginhawaii wrote:
This is great news. Keep up the work to clear more traffic off the roads and to get these people on busses!
on March 21,2012 | 08:18AM
Masami wrote:
"nine for electronic mobile device violations" I can walk pretty much anywhere in town and in less than an hour will see that many drivers on their cell phones. Seems no one cares or the police aren't enforcing this law "town side".
on March 21,2012 | 08:19AM
AmbienDaze wrote:
I concur.
on March 21,2012 | 08:21AM
tiki886 wrote:
The crack down is probably due to the deaths of two traffic police officers. The mentallity and behavior that leads to careless and negligent behavior will change.
on March 21,2012 | 08:33AM
tiki886 wrote:
The crack down is probably due to the deaths of two traffic police officers. The mentallity and behavior that leads to careless and negligent behavior will change.
on March 21,2012 | 08:35AM
tiki886 wrote:
The crackdown is probably due to the deaths of two traffic police officers. The mentallity and behavior that leads to careless and negligent behavior will change.
on March 21,2012 | 08:35AM
Pocho wrote:
how they going pay the fine? no mo insurance, no mo license, NO CAN
on March 21,2012 | 08:37AM
Big C wrote:
The C & C should just take their vehicles away!
on March 21,2012 | 09:49AM
koji wrote:
"269 for miscellaneous violations" i can understand tickets for no insurance and no license etc. but the 269 was just a money grab by HPD. they do it all the time in downtown, ticketing J-walkers on Hotel street by HPU during lunch hour. Ive seen them ticket people who walk diagonally through the crosswalk, saying they need to be completely in the crosswalk. on King St in downtown officers hide in doorways of businesses hiding from cars and popping out when there is a red light, walking around the stopped car looking for viloations. its a joke, HPD is in the business of collecting money not safety or protection.
on March 21,2012 | 08:41AM
higirlinlv wrote:
You are wrong Koji. HPD is in the business of safety and jaywalkers are taking their life in their hands. Drivers are aware of crosswalks but not when someone darts out in front of them cause they only have 30 minutes for lunch and can't be bothered walking to a crosswalk. I live in Vegas and we have had a fatality per day, sometimes more, for the last month and most are jaywalkers. Do the crime, pay the fine!
on March 21,2012 | 09:57AM
koji wrote:
FYI there are no cars allowed on Hotel St. in the downtown district, so where is the danger? when was the last time someone was killed crossing Hotel St, in the business district? ive seen HPD ticket people who walked one foot outside of the crosswalk because it was too crowded during lunch time.
on March 21,2012 | 12:15PM
BRock wrote:
I really doubt that you have seen that. You are making this up.
on March 21,2012 | 12:40PM
Changalang wrote:
When Rail construction closes the traffic flow to one lane in and one lane out; it will slow everybody down. See, Rail is beneficial in so many ways. All joking aside, how does our state laws allow someone to get a ticket for not having insurance and just drive away. Liability of C&C can be argued in civil court if someone gets into any accident that provides damages and compensation, because of the irresponsibility of the process. Citations are part of public record. Just a thought. :) Imagine if the legislature actually wanted to address this issue. Imagine if a car was impounded if stopped and cited without proof of insurance. That would take a lot of cars off the road. Yeah, I know, it makes to much common sense.
on March 21,2012 | 08:49AM
jakyamashiro wrote:
What is the point of ticketing anyone when the city doesn't pursue the fines? The more interesting story is of the thousands of tickets that are issued every year, how much of the total fines are collected? Like some of the other comments, just impound the cars on the spot if they have no insurance, expired registration or safety check. Then, in order to get the car out of impound, they have to show proof of insurance & a renewed registration with 10 days to get a safety check after getting the car out. Like some people said, if you can't afford to buy insurance or register the car, catch the bus.
on March 21,2012 | 08:53AM
roadsterred wrote:
Looking ahead to the future this will no longer be a problem because the Rail will solve everything. You won't need a car, you won't need insurance, and you won't need a driver's license because you'll be riding a bus from and to the Leeward side to the Raill Kapolei Station and reading the newspaper standing up on your 20 minute 20 station stop ride to Ala Moana Shopping Center. What's the State going to do in the future with the revenue shortfall from the drastic reduction in the citations and fines?
on March 21,2012 | 08:55AM
scooters wrote:
HPD Solo Bikes and even Patrol Cars, you're welcome ( encouraged ) to come over to Kailua and enforce the traffic laws anytime. Used to see the Bikes on Hamahua and even sometimes patrol cars but that was years ago. HPD Come on Down!
on March 21,2012 | 09:06AM
false wrote:
They are on Hele St. now.
on March 21,2012 | 10:41AM
bender wrote:
I think HPD could easily double or triple the amount of speeding tickets on my street alone in 5 hours. I live on Waialua Beach Road Raceway.
on March 21,2012 | 09:09AM
allie wrote:
on March 21,2012 | 10:02AM
9ronboz wrote:
Our thanks to the HPD and their service
on March 21,2012 | 09:19AM
jimbone wrote:
Everyone saying they no more money to pay for insurance, registration, safety check? Then no drive. Cops should have impounded and then auctioned off cars that people cannot pay there fines. Or, give em less on there next EBT card. Simple solutions, No more money, no can drive catch the bus..
on March 21,2012 | 09:22AM
jankenpo wrote:
60 for no-fault and 46 for no drivers license. That's at least 106 cars off the road. Add a few more miscellaneous for no current registration and expired safety check. Were the tow trucks following the cops to tow these vehicles away? Wow, the C and C collects the fines, the tow company makes money and the rail gains more ridership. Good job HPD!
on March 21,2012 | 09:36AM
Big C wrote:
269 for miscellaneous violations - Does this mean violations for expired license plates / safety checks too. They should check vehicles with out of state licenses. It is amazing how many are driving around, with EXPIRED out of state plates and no safety check. Good job to the Police Dept. They should do these unannounced patrols in all other areas. Especially in between Downtown through Kahala.
on March 21,2012 | 09:47AM
higirlinlv wrote:
Didn't have time to read all the comments but for the guy who thinks that only 1 solobike will chase a speeding car, think again. There's many more bikes and patrol vehicles in the area and a runner will have no chance of getting away. 1 vs many is a losing situation.... GREAT JOB HPD AND KEEP IT UP!
on March 21,2012 | 09:52AM
fishguy wrote:
Wow, that's a lot of writing in 5 hours and a lot of court time for the offices. I think they get overtime to appear in court.
on March 21,2012 | 10:10AM
false wrote:
Yes they do! But what you gonna do. If they are on duty, you take an officer of the road. That ainʻt good for the general public.
on March 21,2012 | 10:43AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Chief Kealoha, good things happen when you put your mind to it. This should have happened a long time ago. We can only hope you will do this more often and target other areas of Oahu as well.
on March 21,2012 | 10:23AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Chief Kealoha, good things happen when you put your mind to it. This should have happened a long time ago. We can only hope you will do this more often and target other areas of Oahu as well.
on March 21,2012 | 10:24AM
danielpecoraro wrote:
please continue this diligent work...our roads are unsafe.
on March 21,2012 | 10:52AM
Kuniarr wrote:
Nice job, HPD. Nice job. Those 60 without insurance is a nice catch. And 80 for speeding and 2 for excessive speeding is also a nice catch. But I wonder how much over the speed limit those 80 were issued citations. One over the limit? 2, 3,4, 5, 6, 7. 8, 9, or 10? And those 45 driving without a license is a superb catch. Let us all give the HPD a round of applause for a superb job and just hope the HPD will do such an excellent job all year round.
on March 21,2012 | 10:55AM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
Nice job HPD. But why just a special event? Why isn't this done all the time?
on March 21,2012 | 10:56AM
terencebsmart wrote:
Get a license, buy the insurance, buckle up, safeguard your child and your self and put the cell phone down! Oh, and when you crash into somebody else, you are supposed to stop and see if they are Ok-not flee the scene.
on March 21,2012 | 11:08AM
Kaleo744 wrote:
I wonder what kind of results would it be if HPD did the same ticketing in east oahu (hawaii kai, Niu valley) why is it always the west side that gets this kind of attention? What is the message being sent? for that matter why dont they (HPD) do this in all the districts so it gives us a better idea on what really is happening.
on March 21,2012 | 11:22AM
entrkn wrote:
Shouldn't the Police be seizing the cars for excessive speeding, driving without a license, and driving without insurance?
on March 21,2012 | 11:23AM
silvangold wrote:
on March 21,2012 | 01:56PM
mulletpond wrote:
Nice to see a lot of seldom used User Names instead of the usual suspects. We need more people commenting and sharing their opinion.

Just commented yesterday in Jay Fidell's Think Tech column about getting tickets on the mainland because of my sloppy driving. Especially yellow lights which is a hard habit to break. Here in Oahu it means speed up. But mainland cops don't see it that way.

on March 21,2012 | 11:50AM
Papakolea wrote:
They need to raise speed limits and then enforce them. 95% of people don't follow the speed limits so it becomes a judgment call on the part of both the driver and the officer as to how fast is too fast. Sometimes an officer will issue a ticket for 10 mph over and other times not. Yet it would be crazy if everyone started driving the speed limit all the time. On Hickam AFB, if you're going 1 mph over the speed limit, you'll get a ticket. There's no question in a driver's mind about how fast he can drive. Raise the speed limits to reasonable levels and then enforce them.
on March 21,2012 | 12:19PM
rskoncepts wrote:
No insurance...tow it. No registration...tow it. What's the problem? I know it's cheaper to get a ticket than to get insurance. They have to change that. If you don't care that you or your kid flies through the windshield it's up to you to wear or not wear a seat belt. But it affects the rest of us that follow the law. But of course you obviously only care about YOURSELF. This world is too much about ME.
on March 21,2012 | 12:21PM
Tahitigirl55 wrote:
I can't believe that they let people go who have NO LICENSE AND NO INSURANCE. Is that so they can get into a accident and the person they hit gets nothing. What a joke. Take the car away by tow truck and lock up the driver. Even a dog needs a license to walk on a leach around the block or you get a fine from the Human Society and you have to pay. And yet if someone complains about the noise they make in your YARD - and your pet has on license they fine you. Home owers need Hurricane Insurance now also - you have no choice. I can't understand driving a motor vechile on the highway - you just get a ticket. What a joke. Way to go Hawaii. Taking on cell phones is worst than ever that I have see. Tinted windows is a big joke also
on March 21,2012 | 01:00PM
danielpecoraro wrote:
exactly.....what a shame
on March 21,2012 | 01:32PM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
They should do this more often. They would bring in more revenue to help offset their cost and make our highways safer. I see so many drivers speeding and weaving through traffic just improve their commute time (which, by the way, is not much at the expense of the safety of others). It should be regular thing where they patrol the highways and streets. Their presence with their marked and unmarked cars will greatly deter speeders.
on March 21,2012 | 01:28PM
sloturle wrote:
where the aloha
on March 21,2012 | 01:37PM
FrankieT wrote:
Bravo Zulu to HPD Way to go
on March 21,2012 | 01:43PM
nigelUV001 wrote:
Great job HPD. Too many bikers dying out there.
on March 21,2012 | 02:15PM
withana wrote:
Oh, and what is the fatality rate among "cagers"...... er, uh I mean, your average air-conditioned sinus, cell-phone, blue-tooth, dvd equipped, dark-tinted window, BOSE equipped CAR DRIVERS???? Wanna venture a guess.... no, this isn't a Jay Leno Jaywalking segment. As why hard, but your ingrained prejudice against two-wheeler's, petticoat is showing as is ANYONE else who pretends to be humanely concerned for us biker's safety. We know it BUGs you cagers to see the freedom we enjoy with a deep-seated, sub-conscious envy, but it is OUR choice and we are well aware of the inherent, possibly looming dangers (automobiles/SUVs) facing us. So puhleeze save your fake bleeding heart concern for our comparatively low i"bikers dying out there" and focus more on why insurance rates are so darn high for your kids, if you dare. I pay $75 a year for my motorcycle insurance AND I go ballistic when I have to pay almost $15 to fill my tank..... up from $9 to $10. What's in your wallet? Multiple car fatalities are NOT caused by bikers..... but by other car drivers....worry about that, but you won't.
on March 25,2012 | 08:03AM
roadsterred wrote:
Just had lunch in Chinatown and watched over a half-dozen HPD officers writing tickets for pedestrians jaywalking. It appeared to be like shooting fish in a barrel.
on March 21,2012 | 02:18PM
lncrrll wrote:
Ny hat's off to the Honolulu Police Department on the Leeward Coast. I wish the Kaneohe Police would cite the speeders on Keaahala Road. This is a 25 mph zone but most cars speed down this road. Thank you for our Policemen who make our community a safer place to live. Mahalo!!
on March 21,2012 | 02:44PM
lamedeer2011 wrote:
Okay cops I hope you include all other areas on Oahu in your ticketing party. And while you are at it, please ticket yourselfs for not making signals when you turn, talking on your cell phone, speeding even when your blue light is off and other infractions. The police enforce and live the laws as they see fit. Poor examples.
on March 21,2012 | 02:50PM
saveparadise wrote:
Bottom line is that there is very little accountability for any of these violations. Look at how many are driving without no fault insurance and no drivers license. They will not show up for court and continue to drive without no fault or a license. Who cares? Just tear up the ticket and continue on your way...........insanity continues.
on March 21,2012 | 03:05PM
mmcmssawnuc wrote:
The only problem here is that this is NEWS. Those guys should be giving out 500-1000 tickets every 5 hours everyday year round.
on March 21,2012 | 03:15PM
SteveToo wrote:
Leeward O`ahu has one main road. Between Kapolei and Nanakuli it's built for speeds way over 45 MPH. The speed limit is a joke, I see no danger in driving 60 between the those two locations. I like all the violations except the one's for speeding.
on March 21,2012 | 04:43PM
atilter wrote:
no need to read such a short story! the title says it ALL! anyone who reads the title can use his/her own closure to draw a reasonably meaningful conclusion. 'nuff said!
on March 21,2012 | 05:29PM
kainalu wrote:
... and the poor from the Westside just got poorer. How's about concentrating on the East next week, eh? That's where the money is.
on March 21,2012 | 06:34PM
withana wrote:
PRECISELY!!! Becuz as where da money stay, des why dey no stay target the moah affluent on the East. "Democracy" is not about leveling the playing field or haven't you noticed?
on March 25,2012 | 08:04AM
tiki886 wrote:
When someone drives without insurance their actions are saying that they have nothing to lose. They are saying, "if I kill or injure someone through my reckless actions, I have no property or assets for you to confiscate, I have nothing to protect me or you, I have no future in my life, I have no family who depend on me. The only thing you can do to me is take away my freedom for a short period of time and I can do the time. People with this reckless and irresponsible mentallity are a menace to society and should be taken off the road as soon as possible.
on March 21,2012 | 07:39PM
tiki886 wrote:
Who allows this kind of behavior to go on inspite of the obvious risks besides the politicians? Lawyers! Greedy despicable lawyers. Civil Rights lawyers who believe driving is a 'right' and ambulance chasers. All looking for our deep pockets through the insurance companies. What happens when two drunk drivers without insurance collide with each other and kill innocent bystanders? The drunk drivers live and we pay their medical bills and the lawyers pick our pockets to pay the deceased falimies millions of our dollars. Then then the uninsured go on driving without insurance like nothing happened.
on March 21,2012 | 07:42PM
tiki886 wrote:
When someone drives without insurance their actions are saying that they have nothing to lose. They are saying, "if I kill or injure someone through my reckless actions, I have no property or assets for you to confiscate, I have nothing to protect me or you, I have no future in my life, I have no family who depend on me. The only thing you can do to me is take away my freedom for a short period of time and I can do the time. People with this reckless and irresponsible mentallity are a menace to society and should be taken off the road as soon as possible.
on March 21,2012 | 07:41PM
withana wrote:
STAY CALM DOWN, arready...! ! ! Good ting you no stay behind the wheel when vent like dis..... but wait, you no stay in da Pali tunnel and in a dark da kine place, is just "tunnel vision" affecting the inability to consider that not all scoflaws have a total disregard for paying$$$ just to survive from day to day in our "paradise's" daily rat race. Oh, I forget EVERYBODY is a 99 per center and we all drive M/Bs, Range Rovers, Lexus', etc. and are recipients of double.... no wait, triple pension/SS funds with no underground mortgages, no work health plan and/or kids to raise and put through school. WHAAAT? Our tough luck? Thought so. Seems like per usual the insurance companies' lobbyists/PR's work is done and they get a free pass with us blaming each other and not their basic financial game plan of PROFITS, PROFITS and more PROFITS. BTW, anyone here see the coming fallout from all these ticketing when no cops are on the streets "protecting" and "serving" us because they are all tied up in courts testifying against those contesting those 500 tickets? The bean counters have already figured out the percentage that will contest vs. those that won't, ZO it might be cost effective in the short run.
on March 25,2012 | 07:35AM
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