CTAP volunteers step up safe driving campaign in Pearl City

May 5, 2011 | PC Community


In an effort to "drive" across their message of keeping our streets safe by obeying the speed limit, Pearl City residents held a third CTAP (Community Traffic Awareness Program) signwaving event on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 near the intersection of Hoomalu Street and Moanalua Road.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

HPD Officer's Bonilla (left) and Alagao (right) pose with two "awesome" CTAP volunteers who weathered the wind and rain on Wednesday at the intersection of Hoomalu Street and Moanalua Road.

The CTAP project in Pearl City is led by State Representative K. Mark Takai and community residents in collaboration with the Honolulu Police Department.

The objective for Wednesday's CTAP signwaving event was to remind motorists to slow down on Hoomalu Street as well through the intersection of Hoomalu Street and Moanalua Road.

“There continues to be a problem with people speeding up and down Hoomalu Street at all times of the day and this often results in pedestrian accidents,” Takai said. “We need drivers to obey the speed limit along this street.”

“CTAPs are important to raise awareness in our communities that have chronic complaints of speeding,” said Officer Anthony Bonilla. “We want to create a partnership with communities with concerns about speeders.”

Another growing concern with regard to traffic safety through the Hoomalu & Moanalua Road intersection, is the amount of motorists who decide to run the red light (in all directions). CTAP volunteers and HPD officers were witness to motorists running the red light on Wednesday with each traffic signal light change, making it very dangerous for other motorists and pedestrian traffic.

CTAP volunteers have committed themselves and their time in order to make our streets safe for residents and businesses, as well as visitors to our Pearl City community.

“I have made being a part of the Hoomalu CTAP program a priority because communities need CTAP to demonstrate that we care,” said Myrtle Nyuha, board member of the Pearl City Neighborhood Board. “Motorists are reminded that driving requires your full attention.”

Mahalo to the CTAP signwaving crew for their dedication to our Pearl City community!

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

CTAP volunteers working together to keep our Pearl City roadways safe.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Ernie sends out an Aloha to motorists while reminding them to pay attention to the traffic signals.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

HPD Officer Santos keeps a watchful eye out for speeders on Moanalua Road.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

CTAP volunteer, Myrtle Nyuha helped get the message out to motorists to slow down while traveling through the Pearl City community.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

CTAP volunteers along with HPD officers pictured at the corner of Hoomalu Street and Moanalua Road in Pearl City on Wednesday, May 4, 2011.