POSTED: 7:55 p.m. HST, Apr 30, 2013
Honolulu police have been cracking down on traffic violations as part of the department’s Safer Roads campaign.
Operations were conducted Sunday and Monday in the central Honolulu, Pearl City and Kalihi police districts, police said on the Honolulu Police Department website.
Monday’s operation at Ward Avenue and Queen Street resulted in 51 citations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Twenty-nine citations were issued to drivers using mobile electronic devices, police said. Thirteen seatbelt violations were issued, one citation was for driving without a license, and five tickets were written up for moving violations. Two drivers did not have insurance, police said and there were two other miscellaneous violations.
Sunday’s Safer Roads operations were held between midnight and 4 a.m. in the three police districts. Police said officers issued 25 citations -- four for excessive speed, seven for speeding, two drivers did not have their licenses, one driver ran a red light, three had no insurance, two miscellaneous tickets and six moving violations were also issued. Police also arrested five people for driving under the influence and one person for reckless driving.