Police Caution Against Speeding 03/07/00

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
ACTING LIEUTENANT RANDY K. APELE
PHONE: 961-2305
MARCH 7, 2000

MEDIA RELEASE

Police are cautioning Big Island motorists to heed speed limits on roads and highways around the island.

The State Department of Transportation has designated the month of March as a time to focus on speeding as a major traffic problem. Last year on the Big Island, speeding was a factor in 13 of 28 fatal accidents, or 46 percent, which resulted in 31 fatalities.

Acting Lieutenant Randy Apele of the Traffic Services Section said police have beefed up enforcement of speed regulations, especially in areas experiencing a high number of accidents, such as the Queen Kaahumanu Highway in South Kohala and Kona and the Keaau-Pahoa Highway in Puna.

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