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Kalihi police officers issue 596 traffic citations in January

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:29 p.m. HST, Feb 11, 2013

Officers in the Kalihi district issued 596 citations last month as part of the police department’s Safer Roads campaign.

The tickets ranged from speeding to loud and noisy mopeds.

The Honolulu Police Department’s website reported that of the 596 citations, 188 were for speeding and one for excessive speeding.

Officers also issued 21 tickets for illegal use of cellphones or other mobile devices, 29 for hazardous driving, 12 seat belt violations, five pedestrian violations, three loud motorcycle or moped tickets and one citation for not using a child restraint device in a vehicle.

The Kalihi district encompasses Honolulu Harbor, Honolulu Airport, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Salt Lake, Liliha, and Nuuanu and extends through Kalihi Valley,

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inverse wrote:
Sounds good but they should do what was previously done, on a regular basis, and have plain clothes officer cross the streets of Honolulu, such as on Beretania anywhere from about Keeamoku to Aala Park when the walk signal goes on. Guarantee HPD will catch red light runners and drivers who try to make their left turn by beating the pedestrians from crossing the street by running a red light without stopping at the intersection and force their right turn in front of the pedestrian, causing very close calls with pedestrians when the car is completely in the wrong. That has happened to me way too many times
on February 11,2013 | 08:39AM
allie wrote:
on February 11,2013 | 09:24AM
Pocho wrote:
yeah, the could catch the jaywalkers too!
on February 11,2013 | 11:35AM
PCTekHI wrote:
agree, they need to post data from previous months, who knows, this 596 could be lower than average, or perhaps they only issued 6 tickets last month (1 for firework violation, 2 for jaywalking, 3 for speeding) and perhaps compare it against the other districts. uhoh, better watch out, the police department will have a quota now
on February 11,2013 | 11:46AM
atilter wrote:
quotas are good! we should more statistics published monthly for a reasonable comparison - even if only to show the good hpd work.
on February 11,2013 | 05:45PM
cojef wrote:
That's why the State is considering cameras at selected intersection. Got caught by a camera in a little burg of Laguna Woods, California for stopping beyond the limit line on a red light. Paid $480 fines and attended traffic school all day Saturday to deter inclusion of citation in the DMV records, where insurance companies cull the records to justify increase in premiums. It is a tough/strict town to drive in. Makes one watch their p's and q's.
on February 11,2013 | 02:17PM
solobiker1 wrote:
Good Job. I wish they would do that all over Hawaii . People do what they want because we don't have enough enforcement. If we have a law, enforce it.! Parking on neighborhood streets and failure to signal are never enforce.
on February 11,2013 | 08:54AM
allie wrote:
agree....excessive noise out here is a form of aggression. It is illegal.
on February 11,2013 | 09:25AM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
ALL-LIE - if excessive noise is aggression, why haven't they thrown you in jail? Seriously you are like an ill bred, untrained stray dog aimlessly meandering down the street peeing on every fence post, sign post, utility pole, fire hydrant and tree...only not as bright.
on February 11,2013 | 11:44AM
rtabata wrote:
Allie--right on!! Traffic violations are all too common, and I'm glad the Kalihi police are cracking down. I wish the other districts would enforce traffic laws more aggressively. There are too many drivers who totally ignore basic traffic code, such as stopping completely at stop signs and red lights, going way over the speed limit in residential areas, etc. But your point about noise is well taken. Although cunfuzd4 doesn't think much of your opinion (and disrespectfully insulting), I totally agree that noise from illegal mufflers is getting out of hand. There are so many souped up cars and trucks, not to mention just defective mufflers, that our ears are constantly assaulted. The drivers may think they are "cool," but each noisy muffler affects thousands of people along the vehicle's path. Why should we have to suffer extra noise so that some scofflaws can have their jolliles? Besides being a public nuisance, noisy vehicles are ILLEGAL!
on February 11,2013 | 01:07PM
jm3 wrote:
rtabata: a loud muffler = aggression?... PLEASE ELABORATE... what about stock dodge rams that come with loud mufflers bought straight from the dealership? ALL - LIE #2 in the making...
on February 11,2013 | 03:30PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
rtabata - obviously you're new. ALL-LIE is famous in these pages for making false statements, misrepresentation of facts, fomenting racial and religious hatred among other things. I show him the respect he deserves. You are obviously woefully uninformed.
on February 12,2013 | 03:33AM
HAJAA1 wrote:
Town and east side is strife with these problems. West side is now the family zone, good for young, hard working families with children. I'm so glad I got the heck out of old, crime ridden town.
on February 11,2013 | 09:10AM
allie wrote:
huh? West side too crowded and dangerous. Hard to get to.
on February 11,2013 | 09:25AM
Too crowded compared to what? Town?? I beleive you are confused-AS USUAL-Allie, you should invest some time into your statements prior to opening your mouth and exposing yourself to your self-described biases.
on February 11,2013 | 10:38AM
allie wrote:
just reporting here from manoa
on February 11,2013 | 10:44AM
kahu808 wrote:
No need.
on February 11,2013 | 10:57AM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
kahu - ALL-LIE doesn't know any better. Just another not very bright stray dog peeing on everything in sight.
on February 11,2013 | 11:46AM
rtabata wrote:
Be kind to readers such as Allie who is just expressing her views. You can state your views without being insulting to others, especially because you don't even know Allie in person. Chill out! This is Hawaii--not the mainland.
on February 11,2013 | 01:09PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
rtabata - obviously you're new. ALL-LIE is famous in these pages for making false statements, misrepresentation of facts, fomenting racial and religious hatred among other things. I show him the respect he deserves. You are obviously woefully uninformed.
on February 12,2013 | 03:33AM
akuboatcaptain wrote:
Now that's my kind of news, way to go HPD! Let's just say an average tickets costs $75, times that by 596 and it's $44,700 for january, times that by 12 months and it's $536,400. We've got roughtly 10 major police depts just on this island alone, 10 times $536,400 is $5,364,000. I'll bet that's a super conservative estimate given kalihi would be considered small by say the honolulu dept standards.The city claims it's broke, but if they got every officer to issue as many tickets as they can print, the city could pay its bills, hire more people at the DMV, hire more officers to issue more tickets, and give those officers a huge much needed pay raise. Honolulu would be a much safer and much more fiscally responsible city than it is currently.
on February 11,2013 | 09:12AM
Bdpapa wrote:
That amount will just about cover HPD court appearance OT costs.
on February 11,2013 | 10:37AM
akuboatcaptain wrote:
you honestly think 596 poeple would contest a traffic ticket? first you have to appear and plead, then reappear 3 months later and plead your case, and most likely lose and pay the fine anyways.
on February 11,2013 | 12:37PM
daniwitz13 wrote:
i HOPE YOU ARE ALSO CALCULATING THE millions out of circulation in the economy. Millions out in the Society creates more activity. Simply handing it to the State is like paying taxes without circulation in the business world. Taking millions from the public make for an angry Society. And you wonder why there is so much crime. Pity.
on February 11,2013 | 10:57AM
akuboatcaptain wrote:
the money doesn't go to the state, it goes to the city, mwah! i'm not angry, i obey the law, do u?
on February 11,2013 | 12:41PM
st1d wrote:
all traffic fines are paid to the state.
on February 11,2013 | 04:04PM
pakeheat wrote:
What about those buttons you need to press to show the white walk signal that allows you to cross doesn't work? I've come across a few of them and if there is a plain clothes policeman there to see you cross the street with the red light on, then what?
on February 11,2013 | 09:37AM
serious wrote:
Report it. I walk a lot and sometimes I am too late in pushing the button and don't get the walk light.
on February 11,2013 | 09:44AM
Bdpapa wrote:
If the button don't work proceed with caution. If they try to cite you, show them the problem. I walk a lot too and it is a problem.
on February 11,2013 | 10:38AM
Morimoto wrote:
Actually I've rarely come across a button that doesn't work. We must walk in different areas.
on February 11,2013 | 11:01AM
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