From April 1 to April 30, members of the Maui Police Department’s Traffic Section participated in a national distracted driver enforcement campaign targeting mobile electronic device violations.
As part of the “U Drive, U Text, U Pay” campaign, officers looked for and issued citations to drivers who were using a mobile electronic device on public roadways, including school and construction zones.
During the month long campaign, officers issued a total of 1,211 citations for the following violations:
Mobile Electronic Device- 554
Passenger Restraint- 237
Child Restraint- 24
Other Moving- 396
Officers also made 48 traffic related arrests. All citation fines are applied to the Hawaii State General fund.
The primary goal of the operation was to ensure the safety of all motorists on the roadways of Maui County. The Maui Police Department would like to thank those drivers not using a mobile electronic device while operating a vehicle and safely sharing our roadways.