Speed monitor installed near fatal Makaha crash

Associated Press

WAIANAE, Hawaii (AP) - Motorists along a stretch of West Oahu highway near where a 3-year-old boy was killed in a hit & run crash now have more than a vehicle's speedometer to see how fast they're driving.

The morning after the March 28 crash that killed Ashton Brown at the Makaha beach bus stop, police installed a speed monitor and a message board reminding driving to slow down along Farrington Highway.

The monitor flashes the speed of an approaching vehicle. It will remain in the area indefinitely.

Maj. Raymond Ancheta said Tuesday they were put up in response to community criticism that police aren't doing enough traffic enforcement in the remote area.

Makaha Hawaiian Civic Club President John De Soto says showing motorists their speeds brings awareness, but there's no real incentive to slow down.

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