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Keep closer track of city accidents


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 05, 2014

~~<p>Seventy percent of the 386 traffic accidents involving municipal garbage trucks over the past five years were avoidable, according to the city's own reports, yet city officials are unable or unwilling to say how many errant drivers are disciplined each year.</p>
<p>This glaring lack of public accountability in Oahu's taxpayer-funded Department of Environ- mental Services must be swiftly corrected. Careful management of errant drivers literally is a matter of life and limb.</p>
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Seventy percent of the 386 traffic accidents involving municipal garbage trucks over the past five years were avoidable, according to the city's own reports, yet city officials are unable or unwilling to say how many errant drivers are disciplined each year.

This glaring lack of public accountability in Oahu's taxpayer-funded Department of Environ- mental Services must be swiftly corrected. Careful management of errant drivers literally is a matter of life and limb. Login for more...



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