Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Residential Speeding Resolution

Whereas: Residential Speeding is one of the most common complaints coming before the board, and

Whereas: HPD doesn’t have the manpower to enforce speeding regulations in residential areas, and

Whereas: Residential Speeding is a problem facing communities across the nation, and

Whereas: Many communities across the nation have enlisted their citizens to help, and

Whereas: A common element of all citizen enforcement programs is organizing volunteers to monitor speeding in their communities. These volunteers are trained to use speed measuring equipment and are loaned speed measuring equipment for a period of from 3 to 6 months. The volunteers document the time, location and severity of speeding violations, and

Whereas: There are two ways communities throughout the nation use this information. Basically, they identify where and when problems are most likely to occur. When warranted, they may assign police enforcement at predetermined times and locations, they may use information provided to send an officer to discuss speeding with severe offenders and they may engineer traffic calming elements into the roadways, and

Whereas: Some communities have set up systems where drivers can report dangerous driving and when a particular license number is reported several times action against that driver is initiated.

Now therefore be it resolved that the Kaneohe Neighborhood Board ask HPD to investigate ways to incorporate residential speeding enforcement into the Neighborhood Watch Program.

Be it further resolved that this resolution be presented to Mayor Hannemann and to Chief Correa.

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