Community volunteers from CTAP – Community Traffic Awareness Program joined HPD and Representative K. Mark Takai on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 to conduct another sign waving campaign to slow down traffic on Hoomalu Sreet in Pearl City.
The group met near the intersection of Hoomalu and Hookanike Streets. The objective during the hour long, 4:00pm-5:00pm sign waving event was to bring awareness to motorists to slow down, drive safely, and obey the 25 mph speed limit.
"The overall purpose of this project is to raise safe driving awareness and it has been successful in other communities to curb the number of motorists speeding on heavily traveled streets,” said Rep. K. Mark Takai (District 34 – Aiea, Pearl City).
HPD was kept busy on Tuesday issuing several citations to motorists traveling on Hoomalu Street for speeding, seat belt violations, and cell phone use while driving.
“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, former board member of the Pearl City Neighborhood Board. “Motorists are reminded that driving requires your full attention.”
Hoomalu Street is infamous for excessive speeding which results in an unsafe roadway for motorists and pedestrians as they navigate through their neighborhood.
“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.”
Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]
CTAP Ohana pictured at the corner of Hoomalu and Hookanike Streets on Tuesday, October 25, 2011. Missing from photo is HPD Officer Anthony Bonilla.