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Ask the Mayor: Are There Regulations About Starting Up a Race Car in a Neighborhood?

August 30, 2015, 12:00 PM HST
* Updated September 7, 10:56 AM
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Maui Police crime graphic by Wendy Osher.

Maui Police crime graphic by Wendy Osher.

Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff.

Hello Mayor,

Q: Are there any regulations about starting the engine of a drag racing car on a private property in a neighborhood, which is a heartbreaker for us neighbors? They are starting the car and revving it up but then they load it up onto a trailer to move it or take it elsewhere (probably the drag racing location.). Thank you.

A: According to our police department, this could fall under the “disorderly conduct” ordinance. If the noise is unreasonable, you could call police to enforce the law. Remember that police can write the citation but you may still have to follow up if the case goes to court.

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Submit your questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa via email, by phone at 270-7855 or by mail to 200 S. High St., 9th Floor, Wailuku, HI 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the Ask the Mayor column.

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