CTAP wraps up successful 2011 road safety campaign

Dec 6, 2011 | PC Community

 

Newtown residents along with the Honolulu Police Department and community volunteers joined forces on Tuesday, December 6th to conduct the final CTAP – Community Traffic Awareness Program sign waving event of the year on Kaahele Street fronting the Newtown Recreation Center in Aiea.

CTAP volunteers held signs reminding motorist to slow down and drive safely on Kaahele 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.”

The CTAP area project which also includes Hoomalu Street in Pearl City, is in collaboration with HPD and led by State Representative K. Mark Takai.

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

“Drivers have to be mindful of people crossing the street,” said Aiea resident Julia Mayne. “I think it’s wonderful to make people aware that they should not be speeding on Kaahele Street because people are crossing the street too.”

CTAP volunteers will wrap up their efforts for 2011 on Thursday, December 8th at the corner of Hoomalu and Hookanike Streets in Pearl City from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. The group will kick off their 2012 CTAP campaign in early January.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

CTAP community volunteers pictured along with HPD Officers near the Newtown Recreation Center entrance on Kaahele Street in Aiea on Tuesday, December 6, 2011.