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Ask the Mayor: Why Doesn’t MPD Cite Mail Trucks?

November 2, 2015, 7:25 AM HST
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US Post Office truck. Wikipedia photo.

US Post Office truck. Wikipedia photo.

Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff.

Mayor Arakawa:

Q: Why is it that no one (MPD) cites, US mail trucks? They don’t have plates at all. Are they exempt because they use maritime law, or coordinates to justify what is illegal to travel on these roads? Please let me know. Thank you!

A: Your question is an interesting followup to the question we addressed in last week’s column regarding “Kingdom of Hawai‘i” license plates. Postal service vehicles are exempt from having Hawai‘i license plates because they belong to the federal government. Each truck is identified by blue numbers on its back. The vehicles are exempt from paying registration and taxes as a federal division, but safety inspections are still required.

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Submit your questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa via email, by phone at 270-7855 or by mail to 200 S. High St., 9th Floor, Wailuku, HI 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the Ask the Mayor column.

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