Maui Police have just wrapped up their “Stop or Get Stopped” traffic enforcement campaign – issuing 562 citations and making 32 arrests for impaired driving. Sgt. Nick Krau of MPD’s DUI Task Force Unit released the results today from the campaign conducted from October 6th through yesterday (October 19th).
The purpose of the campaign is to target stop sign and red light violations on Maui roads. “We conduct these traffic enforcement campaigns because we, as police officers, have an obligation to ensure that we are doing everything in our power to reduce traffic injuries and fatalities in our community,” said Krau. “As with all of our traffic enforcement campaigns our goal is to raise awareness, educate the public as well as our officers and to gain voluntary compliance. By working together we can drastically reduce traffic collisions and reach our ultimate goal of zero preventable traffic deaths.”
This traffic safety initiative, resulted in the following enforcement actions:
- DISREGARDING STOP SIGN & RED TRAFFIC LIGHT CITATIONS ISSUED: 359
- DRIVING WITHOUT A DRIVERS LICENSE CITATIONS ISSUED: 69
- NO MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE CITATIONS ISSUED: 134
- DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE ARRESTS: 32
Sergeant Krau added, “Although this campaign has come to an end, the impact and awareness raised during this short initiative will continue to reduce traffic collisions and improve the safety on our roadways for quite some time. We will remain committed to improving the safety of our community by increasing compliance with traffic laws through education and enforcement. Although law enforcement efforts are an important part of public safety, we rely heavily on the cooperation of the public to be aware of and to follow all traffic laws, whether as a pedestrian, bicyclist or motorist.
“Please help us make Maui County a safer place to live. Remember to always drive carefully and obey all traffic laws,” said Krau.