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Ask the Mayor: Can MPD Enforce Jaywalking Laws in Pā‘ia?

August 7, 2016, 12:00 PM HST
* Updated August 7, 1:42 PM
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Maui Now photo of Paia by Alexandra Mitchell.

Maui Now photo of Paia by Alexandra Mitchell.

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

Submit your own questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa via email at [email protected], call 270-7855 or send them 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.

Aloha Mayor,

Q: Is it possible for police to crack down on violators of pedestrian safety laws in Pā‘ia Town?

It’s dangerous for drivers and pedestrians alike to have people jaywalking and ignoring traffic signals all over the place.

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A: The Maui Police Department has been made aware of your concern about jaywalking, and while a specific campaign is not planned for the near future, our MPD officers are enforcing these safety laws as part of their normal duties.

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Pedestrians should keep in mind that the crosswalks are there for their safety and that if they are cited for jaywalking they could subject to a $100 fine.

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