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Expired safety sticker can be grounds for tow - Hawaii News

There are 42 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Oct 30, 2009, titled Expired safety sticker can be grounds for tow - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

QUESTION: In October my son's vehicle was towed during the early morning hours for an expired safety check .

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vietnam7071 kaneohe

Kahului, HI

#1 Oct 30, 2009
Another HPD cover-up there go at that in the family its OK OHANA is frist always
Scammers

Kaneohe, HI

#2 Oct 30, 2009
What a lot of hooey!!! Do you really expect people to believe that the valid safety check sticker was stolen? Unless there were many layers of safety check stickers piled atop one another, it is near impossible to remove an overlying one without defacing those underneath it. From the picture, that didn't appear to be teh case. It looked as though there was only one sticker present. The expired one. After a year or so in the sun, the stickers become brittle will basically disintagrate when peeled, or sliced with a blade or razor. The cop got special treatment because he is a cop. Nothing more, way less consideration for anyone else. Screw the common folk.
bser

Mililani, HI

#3 Oct 30, 2009
You know it's B.S. that HPD is spewing about the officer's car. How do you know if the car had a safety check but the sticker was stolen. The only proof you have of safety check without a sticker is the paperwork they service station gives you and if the car is parked with no one around how do you know at all that this is the case. They saw the car w/no sticker checked reg cause it looked like a cop car and when they confirmed it was a cop car they didn't tow it.
Stumpy

Honolulu, HI

#4 Oct 30, 2009
An expired inspection is a very minor violation, you want the cops to tow for it? The will be thousands of vehicles towed if that happens. I,d just like them tow the hundreds of vehicles with no registration and they can't even handle that. No tow yards big enough.
huh

San Diego, CA

#5 Oct 30, 2009
here is the explantion --- losing our aloha in Hawaii

if they didn't even bother to leave a note or warning and just towed --- that would be another example Californication of Hawaii

get used to it --- they are going to ruin the Ewa plain and Californicate the whole thing into City of Irvine Transit Oriented Development

don't be surprised to get an A-hole southern california police state along with it

California --- here it comes
noend

Kihei, HI

#6 Oct 30, 2009
if you dont have a valid SAFETY CHECK,REGISTRATION,or AUTO INSURANCE....your car SHOULD be towed away..and left there till such requirements are met....we really DONT need that kind of cars on OUR roads. there must be at least 30% (0r more) of cars that lack the proper paperwork to be legally on our roads.hpd should crack down on these morons.
wow

San Diego, CA

#7 Oct 30, 2009
noend wrote:
if you dont have a valid SAFETY CHECK,REGISTRATION,or AUTO INSURANCE....your car SHOULD be towed away..and left there till such requirements are met....we really DONT need that kind of cars on OUR roads. there must be at least 30%(0r more) of cars that lack the proper paperwork to be legally on our roads.hpd should crack down on these morons.
noend is an angry dude that hates the world

maybe you should get a kitty cat --- ah, never mind (poor kitty would be in trouble)
Stumpy

Honolulu, HI

#8 Oct 30, 2009
noend wrote:
if you dont have a valid SAFETY CHECK,REGISTRATION,or AUTO INSURANCE....your car SHOULD be towed away..and left there till such requirements are met....we really DONT need that kind of cars on OUR roads. there must be at least 30%(0r more) of cars that lack the proper paperwork to be legally on our roads.hpd should crack down on these morons.
And tow it to WHERE? No tow lots big enough on island, and HPD has no authority to enforce the "derelict vehicle law", only the Abandoned Vehicle inspector does. Under that law, an unsafe vehicle could be towed directly to the shredder and disposed of, which is what should be done with twenty percent of the vehicles on the highway right now as they are chronic's junk-a-lunkers. I was told by the mayor hisself that HPD does NOT want the liability. I was told by my representative that they "don't want to make voters mad at them." The law is in place already, just a matter of letting HPD enforce it.
yikes

Honolulu, HI

#9 Oct 30, 2009
Stumpy wrote:
<quoted text> And tow it to WHERE?
Well, with the current mayor, I'd say dump them in the Ala Wai.
The goof doesn't seem to mind having crap dumped in there.
Obama Hates You

Honolulu, HI

#10 Oct 30, 2009
noend wrote:
if you dont have a valid SAFETY CHECK,REGISTRATION,or AUTO INSURANCE....your car SHOULD be towed away..and left there till such requirements are met....we really DONT need that kind of cars on OUR roads. there must be at least 30%(0r more) of cars that lack the proper paperwork to be legally on our roads.hpd should crack down on these morons.
I agree. No Safety Check-Towed, No Registration-Towed, No Car Insurance-Towed.
Obama Hates You

Honolulu, HI

#11 Oct 30, 2009
Stumpy wrote:
<quoted text> And tow it to WHERE? No tow lots big enough on island,.
Yes there is. Its called Waianae. Its already the islands biggest dumping ground. Why not add a few more cars, they will never know the difference since they dont care about their own land out there.
Stumpy

Honolulu, HI

#12 Oct 30, 2009
yikes wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, with the current mayor, I'd say dump them in the Ala Wai.
The goof doesn't seem to mind having crap dumped in there.
They used to take them out into the ocean and dump there for reef material. It didn't take long for the environuts to put a stop to it.
There is a long process in place that takes months just to dump a car using the current method, but the A/V inspector does have the authority to declare a vehicle "derelict", bypassing the long paper trail. But being as it would take some cars away from a certain class of democrat voters, it is never utilized. If utilized, you wouldn't see cars with no windshield, doughnut spares used as regular tires, obvious junkers, all those cars could be immediately shredded. Basically cars that cannot pass inspection could be towed and scrapped without paperwork. The city and state are just too chicken to do it.
alice

United States

#13 Oct 31, 2009
bser wrote:
You know it's B.S. that HPD is spewing about the officer's car. How do you know if the car had a safety check but the sticker was stolen. The only proof you have of safety check without a sticker is the paperwork they service station gives you and if the car is parked with no one around how do you know at all that this is the case. They saw the car w/no sticker checked reg cause it looked like a cop car and when they confirmed it was a cop car they didn't tow it.
well said
Cobrah808

Honolulu, HI

#14 Jan 6, 2010
Actually your Safety Inspection Information is saved on some kind of database when you get the inspection done. I know because I got my sticker stolen and a cop pulled me over for it. He told me I was on the database, he said get it fixed and he left. Still though who would steal a safety sticker from a cop? Never mind I know a few people that would.
Stumpy

Honolulu, HI

#15 Jan 6, 2010
Cobrah808 wrote:
Still though who would steal a safety sticker from a cop? Never mind I know a few people that would.
Ask a cop. They are victimized just like everyone else. Thieves know we can't shoot them, and our judicial system is a joke. A few years ago a cop parked in our loop, and our well-known (over 70 arrests at that time) neighborhood thief cleaned out his trunk while he was talking to someone in the house. For Ewa Beach residents, his initial are D.L so you might remember him.
Worry bout yourself

Honolulu, HI

#16 Feb 8, 2014
U should shut up for one. Cos not everybody can afford to get certain things done. Ok don't get all haole saying hpd should crack down. It's Hawaii stuff happens . What hpd should really be concerned of is actual crime but they're to busy busting people for stupid things like expired safety's. I can understand the others but a car shouldn't be towed for jus a safety. We don't need people like u that think u run the place cos ur able to get ur car fixed whenever u want. Some of us aren't as fortunate as u! Alohaaaaaaa
noend wrote:
if you dont have a valid SAFETY CHECK,REGISTRATION,or AUTO INSURANCE....your car SHOULD be towed away..and left there till such requirements are met....we really DONT need that kind of cars on OUR roads. there must be at least 30%(0r more) of cars that lack the proper paperwork to be legally on our roads.hpd should crack down on these morons.
Joe Balls

Honolulu, HI

#17 Feb 8, 2014
Used to a run a very successful towing operation. They called me Tow Truck Joe. If i couldn't give you a tow my buddy Guru would give you a blow. Also provided a kinky service for those that like a half-man half-woman combo.
Darn it

Mililani, HI

#18 Feb 8, 2014
Joe Balls wrote:
Used to a run a very successful towing operation. They called me Tow Truck Joe. If i couldn't give you a tow my buddy Guru would give you a blow. Also provided a kinky service for those that like a half-man half-woman combo.
Shucks bra with how my luck has been going lately my last tow Bjob I had to catch da bus to da bank,den to da tow Bjob yard. If I knew about JB's tow service I could've gotten everything in one place. Wonder if he is still selling FS stamp spam $1 dollar one can. Bra das cheap.
Average person

Simi Valley, CA

#19 Jul 31, 2017
Well I guess they should tow cars that are abandoned but what about the cars that are not abandoned it maybe that the registration and safety expired but what if the person is waiting on his or her paycheck to pay for registration and safety because every year in fucking Hawaii the registration goes up and everything else from food to rent is expensive in hawaii. This law is bullshit
Alice

Honolulu, HI

#21 Jul 31, 2017
Joe Balls wrote:
<quoted text> I'll try to answer your question. There is an Abandoned Vehicle Inspector that can determine if a vehicle is "derelict" vice "abandoned." The cops cannot determine this, ONLY the inspector can do it. All's a cop can do is ticket the vehicle unless it's an immediate hazard. Otherwise, he is just like you and me and has to report it to the abandoned vehicle section, which most cops do when they get some free time. Once an inspector arrives he can declare it "derelict" and call the wrecker to take it directly to the shredder immediately if it obviously cannot pass a safety check. If is simply abandoned, that's where the waiting period, notification to owner, a warning to tow, storage fees, storage time limits, auctions, and the whole legal process begins. There lies the problem. You NEVER see anything other than "Abandoned" I asked an inspector the reason for this and he replied with a smart-ass answer. He said, " You know, we Hawaiians love our junk cars." I know he wasn't serious, but it's the attitude that a lot of Hawaiians LIKE the island to look like crap because they are comfortable with it. No tourists, no haoles coming into their hoods, nobody nosing around.
It's the same with trash thrown out of trucks onto the sides of the road, it like a "Whites Keep Out " sign.
I towed cars for 15 years here, and am well acquainted with all of this and I've never seen one change to the system . Our state rep in Waianae was asked once, why nothing was done to clean up the cars and she said, "The people that drive these cars are voters, and their family votes. We don't want them mad at us." Simple as simple can be, but you can bet the street THEY live on isn't trashy..
Angel's ran you out of business hon.

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