Police issue nearly 60 citations during pedestrian safety operation

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Eleven pedestrians have died on Oahu's roads this year. On Monday, police hit the streets in an effort to improve safety.

Officers whipped out their speed laser guns and citation books near Punchbowl in Honolulu. In just an hour-and-a-half, they issued 59 citations.

They say 34 drivers failed to yield to pedestrians and four received speeding tickets.

"What we're trying to do today is let the people know, let the public know that pedestrian safety is a must for everyone," Lt. Gordon Shiraishi, Honolulu Police Department, said. "You know, it's a daily thing. It's year around."

Police also issued tickets for other moving violations.

They say there's a pedestrian accident every day on Oahu.