Volunteers from the Community Traffic Awareness Program (C-TAP) lined Kaahele Street near the entrance to the Newtown Recreation Center in Aiea on Tuesday, holding signs asking motorists to slow down, drive safely and watch out for pedestrians.
C-TAP volunteers successfully held four earlier sign-waving events in the same location in October and November of 2010 and in January and March of 2011.
In October of 2009, a Newtown resident was struck by a car while in the crosswalk near the Newtown Recreation Center and later died of her injuries. Community volunteers decided to add a fifth C-TAP sign-waving event on Tuesday to continue their efforts to make Kaahele Street safe for pedestrians and motorists.
C-TAP events are led by State Representative K. Mark Takai (Pearl City/Aiea) and the Honolulu Police Department. HPD issued a handful of speeding citations during the event that ran from 4:00 to 5:00pm.