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Police issued 112 citations, arrest 3 in 'Safer Roads' enforcement

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:13 a.m. HST, Jul 27, 2013

Police conducted a “Safer Roads” enforcement effort at an intersection near the H-1 freeway in Mapunapuna on Wednesday and a DUI roadblock near the main police station on Beretania Street, according to an update on the Honolulu Police Department website.

Police issued 99 citations from 2:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday at the intersection of Puuloa Road and North King Street. Twenty-seven were for using a mobile device while driving, 35 were for seat belt violations, one for not using child restraint devices, 10 for no insurance, five for driving without a license, 20 miscellaneous traffic violations and one speeding citation.

Police also issued 3 citations and arrested two people Wednesday during a DUI roadblock on Alapai and Beretania Street from 11:45 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

The traffic enforcement effort is apparently not connected to a campaign police announced on Tuesday to step up enforcement of crosswalk and jaywalking laws at intersections heavily used by pedestrians.

Police Chief Louis Kealoha said police will be citing drivers for not yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks and will be citing pedestrians for jaywalking in an effort to reduce the number of pedestrian fatalities on Oahu. So far thsi year 15 pedestrians have died on Honolulu roads.

The intersection on Puuloa Road and North King Street is not heavily used by pedestrians.

However, a pedestrian efforcenment operation in Waikiki at Kuhio and Kalakaua Avenue early Wednesday morning resulted in 10 citations and one arrest for driving under the influence.

Police issued citations from 12:30 a.m. until 3:30 a.m., but did not give a breakdown of what kind of citations were issued.

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lynnh wrote:
This is something special? You mean they actually got off the rears and did the job they are suppose to do every day?
on July 26,2013 | 05:37PM
jtamura69 wrote:
I guess because they got a raise they have to work just a little bit harder. Too bad there was only one speeding ticket. They should put more speed traps on the freeway. I guess standing in one shady place giving tickets for seat belts and talking on the cell is a easier job than actually going out on the freeway and giving speeding tickets.
on July 26,2013 | 05:58PM
HD36 wrote:
If we had cameras that recorded every traffic violation and sent the fine to the offenders we'd all be safer. The protection from ourselves by the government requires giving up liberty. The argument goes, if we can save one life it's worth it that everybody pays.
on July 26,2013 | 06:25PM
berrygood wrote:
Why aren't the police just more visible?..If you see cars traveling 55 on the freeway it's because a police car is going down the road slowing everyone up..You don't think folks would stop at an intersection if they knew a police officer mightbe around..The difference between the live officer and going the tech route are many..Liberty is one for sure..Outsourcing the tech to companies where there are absolutely no checks and balances is another..I remember when they tried those unmarked vans on the freeway..Whose to say they just aren't claiming everyone on the road is breaking the law so they juice up their profits..Leave the police activity to the police..They may be a long way from perfect but I'd hate to consider the alternative..
on July 26,2013 | 09:33PM
jtamura69 wrote:
Every PO should drive a regular blue and white police car, no personal vehicles. That should make them more visible.
on July 27,2013 | 06:56AM
Pocho wrote:
10% no insurance, and 5% no license to drive. These people do not belong on the road and with that it's 10% less vehicles on the roadways.
on July 27,2013 | 07:56AM
wlsc wrote:
on July 27,2013 | 01:33PM
wlsc wrote:
on July 27,2013 | 01:32PM
wlsc wrote:
on July 27,2013 | 01:32PM
peanutgallery wrote:
NO, actually it's not.
on July 27,2013 | 04:11AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
HD36, I'm with you. Cameras @ intersections would stop drivers from running red lights and killing people. More revenue from lawbreakers, not law-abiding taxpayers! Great idea!
on July 27,2013 | 05:54AM
pakeheat wrote:
If you look at the recent pedestrians killed, how many were in intersections?
on July 27,2013 | 08:38AM
wlsc wrote:
on July 27,2013 | 01:32PM
HAJAA1 wrote:
Childish remark. Obviously a lower life person, you.
on July 27,2013 | 03:19AM
I would imagine they do this everyday, it is not often they publish the info. Not really that special!
on July 27,2013 | 09:54AM
Jerry_D wrote:
City and County's definition of "revenue generation."
on July 26,2013 | 08:21PM
kahu808 wrote:
Revenue for the state, not the county.
on July 27,2013 | 04:52AM
whs1966 wrote:
Pay attention, Chief Kealoha, to the negative comments. They reflect a widely-held belief that far too many of "Honolulu's Finest" have gone astray. Too many officers arrested for breaking the laws they are charged with upholding. Too many officers driving like punks. The lack of trust and respect is VERY deep and broad.
on July 26,2013 | 08:27PM
Anonymous wrote:
i'm sure the police chief (or his staff) trolls these boards to survey the people's pulse
on July 26,2013 | 08:52PM
murphyhardin wrote:
Exactly! Just Look at some of their personal vehicles, Blacked out tint, aftermarket rims and no recon.Makes me wonder how they getting their Safety inpection.
on July 27,2013 | 02:57AM
First-Responder wrote:
This effort is nothing more than HPD using federal funds for overtime and related expenses.
on July 26,2013 | 08:55PM
Popo3620 wrote:
I love haters. Lol
on July 26,2013 | 11:17PM
bumby2day wrote:
Police Department should go to Downtown and enforcement the crosswalk and jaywalk laws there. Downtown is real bad the count goes down to 5,4,3, and people still crossing the street and if you making a right or left turn and you're the third car in line you are not going to make the light, people just don't care what the count is on they are going to walk anyway, and China town is real, real bad there, the count down is over and they still crossing the street, that how bad China town is.
on July 27,2013 | 12:55AM
inverse wrote:
Beretania St in the downtown area just as bad cars going through the red, making turns without stopping when there is a red light, not yielding to pedestrians who have the right of way. Pedestrian 'brushback' maneuvers from cars making turns off/on to Beretania St when the pedestrian has the walk signal and complete right of way is pretty common.
on July 27,2013 | 03:01AM
pakeheat wrote:
Yep, Downtown and Waikiki should be included.
on July 27,2013 | 08:41AM
miss_laulau wrote:
I agree with bumby2day. I hope the police will also concentrate not only on jaywalkers but those who cross after the flashing red hand.
on July 27,2013 | 08:55AM
Last time I checked the main station was in the heart of "downtown"
on July 27,2013 | 09:57AM
wlsc wrote:
on July 27,2013 | 01:39PM
XML808 wrote:
"The intersection on Puuloa Road and North King Street is not heavily used by pedestrians." Due to the fact that there are no sidewalks in this section of Puuloa Road.
on July 27,2013 | 06:07AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
irt XML, Does Puuloa Road actually intersect North King Street? I don't think so..
on July 27,2013 | 08:05AM
pakeheat wrote:
Yep, SA never bothers to do a review before printing the story
on July 27,2013 | 08:44AM
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