Ministry of Transport | Vineyard and Palama red light security cameras will issue active citations
Vineyard and Palama red light security cameras will issue active citations
HONOLULU – On September 20, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) announced that red light security cameras will be installed on Vineyard Boulevard and Palama Street and Vineyard Boulevard and Liliha Street as part of the Phase 1 pilot project. two years.
Construction is complete at the Phase 1 sites. Red-light runners in Vineyard and Palama began receiving warning letters on Saturday, October 1. On November 20, the education and warning periods were completed and the first citations for violations at the Vineyard and Palama intersection are being processed. The Vineyard Boulevard and Liliha Street site has issued warnings since November 9.
Since the activation of the Vineyard and Palama site, there have been two accidents caused by red lights. Videos of the accidents can be viewed at:
Owners of licensed vehicles who receive a red light violation notice may follow the notice’s instructions to review photo and video evidence, pay, or dispute the citation based on exemptions under Section 291J-7 of the Acts revised from Hawaii. The law explains that a citation can be challenged by providing proof that one or more of the following apply:
- You were not the registered owner at the time of the citation.
- The vehicle drove through the intersection on a red light to yield to an emergency vehicle.
- The vehicle was part of a funeral procession escorted by police.
- The motor vehicle or vehicle license plates have been reported stolen.
- The motor vehicle drove through the intersection at a red light under the direction of a law enforcement officer.