State of Hawaii

Van sites jump
but tickets stable

Citation numbers this month
and last month are about the same

Counties can have van-cams, state says

By Nelson Daranciang

The camera vans monitored traffic at three times as many locations last month as it did in January but issued about the same number of citations.

However, there were more citations the vendor could not issue in February compared to January because it could not match the name of the offending vehicle's registered owner with a Hawaii driver's license number.

Affiliated Computer Services, doing business in Hawaii as ACS State and Local Solutions, issued 3,600 citations for cars that were photographed speeding in about 80 locations on Oahu roadways in February, including spots in Haleiwa, Kahuku, Kaneohe, Aiea, Waianae, Makaha, Mililani and Wahiawa.

In January, the company issued 3,590 citations in 26 locations, primarily in the Honolulu area.

ACS was not able to issue 2,404 citations last month because the company could not match the registered owners of the speeding vehicles and their driver's license. In January, there were 2,096 names that could not be matched. The state Department of Transportation agreed to pay ACS $46,767 for 1,572 of the citations that the company could not issue in January. The department has not indicated how much it will pay ACS for citations it was not able to issue last month.

Last month's hot spot was the Kaneohe-bound lanes of Likelike Highway at the Alu Street intersection in Kalihi, where 326 citations were recorded. Farrington Highway at Kaukama Road in Maili came in second with 293 citations.

The vans were not allowed to monitor traffic at January's hot spot, the Honolulu-bound lanes of the Likelike Highway just outside the Wilson Tunnel, which recorded 695 citations. The second hottest spot in January, the Koko Head-bound lanes of Moanalua Freeway at the Ala Kapuna Street overpass, recorded 116 citations last month, down from 377 the month before.

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