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Maui Police Red Light Enforcement Nets 359 Citations

Stop or get stopped campaign. Maui Now graphics by Wendy Osher. [1]

Stop or get stopped campaign. Maui Now graphics by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Maui police issued 359 citations to red light and stop sign violators during a two week “Stop or Get Stopped” traffic enforcement campaign that concluded on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.

The traffic safety initiative also resulted in 69 citations for motorists who were caught driving without a license, 134 citations for motorists driving without insurance, and 32 DUI arrests, police said.

In a campaign recap, Sergeant Nick Krau, supervisor of the DUI Task Force Unit said, “Although law enforcement efforts are an important part of public safety, we rely heavily on the cooperation of the pubic to be aware of and to follow all traffic laws, whether as a pedestrian, bicyclist, or motorist.”

In a press release statement he said, “Although this campaign has come to an end, the impact and awareness raised during this short initiative will continue to reduce traffic collisions and improve the safety on our roadways for quite some time.”

Police said the goal of the campaign was to raise awareness, educate the public, and “gain voluntary compliance.”

Police offered the following tips relating to traffic signals and compliance: