Speeding violations stir police conce...

Speeding violations stir police concern - News

There are 276 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Mar 11, 2009, titled Speeding violations stir police concern - News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Honolulu police said an unusually high number of motorists have been cited for speeding because of stepped-up traffic enforcement due to a high number of traffic fatalities.

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Legal Police

United States

#1 Mar 11, 2009
Yesterday, A motorcycle passed me on H3, High Handlebars, local male rider, no helmet, swerving in and out of traffic like an idiot at speeds over 100 MPH. Don't you think part of the problem is HPD's targeting of the average citizen and their 10 miles over habit while the speedsters evade all. When we read about this guy I saw yesterday will HPD introduce yet another program to tag more average citizens?

Since: Sep 08

Pampanga, Philippines

#2 Mar 11, 2009
One MPH over or 30 MPH over is still wrong!! But the more over the mo money for the state, sometimes they get the big fish but then agine sometimes it gets away thats the way the ball bounces.
Frank Hawaii

Auburn, WA

#4 Mar 11, 2009
Speed kills, drive carefully with compassion and smarts!
Big J-Hawaii Kai

United States

#5 Mar 11, 2009
david wrote:
they should worry more about their officers stealing special duty assignments from one another by hacking into the computer system illegally, their officers working security for clandestine gambling houses on their off time, and their officer getting cash pay offs in chinatown from drug dealers. speeders, texters and nappers seem like a strange priority.
oh ya, the shopo union.
if they lie and steal from each other and their own supervisors, what the hell do you think the rest of their police force culture is like?
a corrupt and very untrustworthy police department trickles down to all facets of your society.(it also trickle up by the way, ie. your corrupt lawmakers, politicians and courts.)
nothing is going to change there for the better. it is just getting far worse every year. start your taro patches. the nations pain hasn't even been delivered to hawaii yet. you are in for a world of well deserved hurt and it has only just begun.
It's very unfair to blame a whole department for the actions of a few. Almost sounds like you attempted to join HPD and were rejected, hence your animosity toward the police in general, or perhaps you were caught maybe speeding or even racing. In East Honolulu, where I reside, the majority of speeders I witness are..........WOMEN!
Yetiboy

Hilo, HI

#6 Mar 11, 2009
Drivers exceeding the speed limits on our highways
have been a problem for a long time. Why does the HPD act so surprised that we have had so many fatal accidents recently? Traffic enforcement has to be 24/7/365 dys a year, not just a "temporary crackdown" when the media publicizes a bad accident.
JAFO

San Diego, CA

#8 Mar 11, 2009
more realistic speed limits would help. get ride of the seventies artificially imposed speed reduction on the H1 for starters. folks are actually driving what H1 is designed for and getting tickets from this screw the citizen state.
Former Maui Resident

Pasadena, CA

#9 Mar 11, 2009
The speed limits in Hawaii are generally more conservative than they need to be. They are more conservative than in other states.

Targeting all speeders for citations, rather than 'excessive' speeders, won't reduce fatalities (there is no evidence that speeding, say, 10-15 mph over the speed limit increases accidents).

It's those going 90+ mph that generally account for the factalities. It's also those excessive speeders that are impaired.(Look at the 100+ mph triple fatality at the Likelike tunnel - high speed plus alcohol.)
Surfbot

Mililani, HI

#10 Mar 11, 2009
GET OFF THE PHONE.......!!!

Even the cops are doing it.... Two days ago i slowed to let a blue and white into traffic and the cop behind the wheel was talking on his cell phone, arm propped on the arm rest, head against the window. Oblivious to traffic around him, changing lanes with no signals, eratic, unpredictable driving. Set an example!!!..... get off the phone.
Local boy

Kahului, HI

#11 Mar 11, 2009
uh, excuse me. it'slike their job? like catching car thefts, prostitution, drug dealers, burglaries? they've done real good...oh never mind. go after those real criminals that jaywalk and don't use seat belts!
ohwell

San Diego, CA

#12 Mar 11, 2009
complaining about bad cops is changing the subject
if you were caught speeding --- then pay your ticket
if you know about bad cops --- report them
end of story
kapaa

Lihue, HI

#13 Mar 11, 2009
yeah david....and how competent are the feds if crime by hpd is allowed to go on....sounds like a typical haouli that couldn't make it in hawaii and is now hoping for the worse...well bad times come and bad times go and when tough times come the weak and lame have to move elsewhere...thank the lord!
island

Honolulu, HI

#14 Mar 11, 2009
There's a reason why the speed limits are low in Hawaii. Our "interstate highways" only go for 20 miles.

If you wanna drive fast, call Horizon and move back to the mainland.
Stumpy

Honolulu, HI

#15 Mar 11, 2009
The police issue hundreds of tickets in a month. What I don't like is that when they stop a car with no registration, insurance, or licensed driver, they just write tickets and let him drive off. Call the TOW TRUCK and IMPOUND, officer! Also, what good are the red-light cameras going to do if the car isn't registered to the driver? They chronics just use whatever number plate they can find so how will they be caught? They wont be!
manini

Kapaau, HI

#16 Mar 11, 2009
Diagree with "Jafo" and "Former Maui Resident".
There is no place on Oahu that you need to drive to that is that far away. We do not have long distance commutes as they do on the mainland. My one way trip is 25 miles, not a far distance so I don't see the need to go 70mph. How much time will it really save me on such a short distance.
HPD could write 230 speeding tickets a day just on the road I live on. Speed limits are 25 in some areas, 35 in others. A good deal of people are driving at double that.
local

Kailua, HI

#17 Mar 11, 2009
Bring back the camera vans! When the vans were in place, speeding was down tremendously. It proves that it works.
Clueless in Hawaii

Makawao, HI

#18 Mar 11, 2009
If the HPD were doing their job to begin with, maybe this wouldn't be a problem. They're out tagging speeders during morning traffic instead of being out between 1:00 am and 6:00 am on the weekends when bad driving is at its worst. I've driven home on the H-3 every night at about 2:00 am for the last five years and can count on one hand how many cops I've seen enforcing speeding there. On the other hand, I cannot begin to count how many cars FLY past me (I do about 65) night after night. HPD should look at being a PROACTIVE police department instead of being REACTIVE as usual.
Clueless in Hawaii

Makawao, HI

#19 Mar 11, 2009
david wrote:
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there are nearly one hundred officers currently under investigation for theft of special duty assignments and unauthorized computer access at hpd. that is not a few, that is a culture within the department that is a perfect metaphor for their overall character and integrity.
if you knew of the accusations and investigations of the department and within the department, you would know it is not just a few.
if you think that the only person critical of your PD is a candidate that was rejected by them or is a "speed racer", i guess that must includes every federal agent that has ever been stationed in hawaii or investigated any of their many antics.
i am quite sure that they all consider hawaii hopelessly corrupt.
#1- That computer fiasco somehow got forgotten and is a non issue. Nobody is going to get punished because the "company" didn't press charges.
#2- Only cops think that everybody wants their job and if you complain about them, you're somehow a HPD reject who couldn't get in....gee whiz
alice

Honolulu, HI

#20 Mar 11, 2009
I observe some bad driving but most people follow the law. Some drivers speed and take too many risks.
get real

Honolulu, HI

#21 Mar 11, 2009
david wrote:
they should worry more about their officers stealing special duty assignments from one another by hacking into the computer system illegally, their officers working security for clandestine gambling houses on their off time, and their officer getting cash pay offs in chinatown from drug dealers. speeders, texters and nappers seem like a strange priority.
oh ya, the shopo union.
if they lie and steal from each other and their own supervisors, what the hell do you think the rest of their police force culture is like?
a corrupt and very untrustworthy police department trickles down to all facets of your society.(it also trickle up by the way, ie. your corrupt lawmakers, politicians and courts.)
nothing is going to change there for the better. it is just getting far worse every year. start your taro patches. the nations pain hasn't even been delivered to hawaii yet. you are in for a world of well deserved hurt and it has only just begun.
Your life must be a very sad, bitter and pitiful existence. Life's too short. Everyday that your on this side of the dirt is a good day! Smile and be happy!
alice

Honolulu, HI

#22 Mar 11, 2009
slow down out there!

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