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BREAKING: MPD’s ‘Tint and Tires’ effort canceled due to error

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1:30 P.M. UPDATE: Calling the announcement an error, Maui Police Department said this afternoon that the “Tints and Tires” campaign will not launch because the effort did not get Chief John Pelletier’s approval.

The update follows a Maui Now query Monday morning about whether the program will proceed. After the effort was announced last week, it received a flood of pushback from residents on social media.

“The Tints and Tires Campaign will not occur as it was erroneously announced without Chief Pelletier’s approval,” the afternoon news release said.

It declined to elaborate on how the error occurred, or whether the program will restart in the future.



To address vehicles in noncompliance with existing County and State Regulations, the Maui Police Department’s Traffic Division announced it will be conducting a Tints and Tires enforcement event.


Starting today, May 16 and continuing through May 22, 2022, motorists will see heightened traffic enforcement regarding window tints, mudguards, bumper heights, modified mufflers, and excessively loud stereos.

Police announced the following fines:

  • Tinted Glaze Glass – Owner $287
  • Windshields/fenders/bumpers required $72
  • Mudguards Required $72
  • Delinquent Vehicle Tax $70
  • No Current Safety Check/Expired $70
  • No License Plate, Obstructed/Unclean Plate $70
  • Defective Tail, Brake, or License Plate Light $47
  • Excessive noise, modified muffler $72
  • Regulation of bumper height $137
  • Prohibited Noise – Court

This campaign effort is in response to multiple citizen complaints relating to these types of vehicle violations, according to a department press release.


On May 17, 2022, fronting the Wailuku, Kīhei, and Lahaina Police Stations, Traffic Division personnel will be conducting free window tint and bumper height measurements.

Officers will be available between 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. to answer any questions related to vehicle regulations.

Police say participants who go to the stations can be anonymous for the assessment and not be issued a citation for any violation(s) and will be granted a grace period to address any violation(s).

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