Representative K. Mark Takai, the Honolulu Police Department and community volunteers joined forces on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 to promote safe driving on Kaahele Street in Aiea through the Community Traffic Awareness Program (C-TAP).
C-TAP volunteers lined Kaahele Street near the entrance to the Newtown Recreation Center holding signs reminding motorists to slow down and drive safely as they make their way through Aiea and Pearl City neighborhoods.
"This is a heavily traveled road in Aiea, not only by community residents, but also by those using Kaahele Street as a passageway to Pearl City and Pacific Palisades," Takai said. "The goal of the project is to make drivers slow down and be aware of pedestrians in the crosswalk."
Slowing down traffic is a growing concern for residents who live on the Kaahele Street and existing streets throughout the neighborhood.
"There have been four incidents where cars have damaged my wall," commented a Kaahele Street resident while sign waving on Tuesday. "They crash into my wall speeding up the street."
C-TAP will continue its sign waving campaign to slow down traffic on Kaahele Street in January, 2011.
Mahalo to the Honolulu Police Department and HPD Officers, Anthony Bonilla and Barbara Donato for their support of the Community Traffic Awareness Program.
For more information contact Representative K. Mark Takai at: firstname.lastname@example.org.