Bet you didn’t see this one coming: the Maui Police Department’s Traffic Section will boost their traffic enforcement during the last two weeks of November. ”
Officers will be on the lookout for those who are speeding, not wearing seatbelts, and using Mobile Electronic Devices while driving,” said Sergeant William Hankins of the Maui PD’s Traffic Section in a Nov. 12 MPD press release. “Officers will also be looking out for motorists who fail to adhere to traffic signs and signals (red light violators). In addition, to the stepped up holiday enforcement the public can also expect an increase in roving DUI patrols throughout the remainder of the year and into 2015.”
Nothing says holiday joy like a speeding ticket. Then again, Thanksgiving is statistically the most dangerous American holiday.
“Traditionally, national statistics for fatal motor vehicle crashes increases during the holiday week of Thanksgiving,” said Hankins in the news release. “The Maui Police Department is asking everyone to please drive with care and help in making the roadways safe during the holiday season.”