Red light cameras are coming to Oahu. Here are the intersections that might soon have them
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - In an effort to improve safety on the roads, the state Department of Transportation is eyeing 10 locations on Oahu to install red light safety cameras.
The state said the cameras are part of a two-year pilot program to catch drivers who run through red lights. The cameras will take a photo of the rear license plate of a vehicle that enters the intersection after the light turns red, and a citation will then be mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle.
The state said it has begun engineering studies at the following locations:
- Likelike Highway and School Street
- Vineyard Boulevard and Palama Street
- Vineyard Boulevard and Liliha Street
- King Street and River Street
- North King Street and Beretania Street
- Pali Highway and Vineyard Boulevard
- Pali Highway and School Street
- King Street and Ward Avenue
- Kapiolani Boulevard and Kamakee Street
- Beretania Street and Piikoi Street
As alternative locations, the state said it is also looking at King Street and Middle Street, King Street and Kohou Street, Vineyard Boulevard and Nuuanu Avenue, and McCully Street and Algaroba Street.
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Once pilot locations are finalized, DOT said it will then install the camera systems and signage notifying automated enforcement as well as initiate training of personnel to review images captured and issue warnings to violators.
“Running red lights is a major contributing factor to urban crashes nationwide,” said DOT Deputy Director for Highways Ed Sniffen, in a news release.
“Our goal for the two-year pilot is to make our streets safer by changing driver behavior.”
Officials said the engineering studies are expected to be completed in March.
DOT said Redflex Traffic Safety Systems, now owned by and operating as Verra Mobility, has been contracted to install and support the program.
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