CKMS to be ‘Hot Spot’ on Friday

PUHI — The speed limit fronting Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School is 15 miles per hour.

More than 60 students and teachers from CKMS will be joined by the Farmers Insurance Hawai‘i Hot Spots traffic safety program team and Kaua‘i Police Department officers from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m., Friday, reminding drivers to slow down for students.

This event is part of the Farmers Insurance Hawai‘i Hot Spots traffic safety program and Michele Saito, the Farmers Insurance Hawai‘i president, and employees from Kaua‘i and Honolulu offices of Farmers Insurance are expected to participate in the rally to alert morning commuters to traffic dangers near the CKMS school, states a release from Farmers Insurance.

Nuhou Street from the intersection of Kaneka Street to Kaumuali‘i Highway has been closed due to construction work on the highway, creating additional traffic on Kaneka Street fronting the school.

Due to the school’s proximity to Kukui Grove Center and its business complex at Kukui Grove West, this becomes a dangerous traffic corridor which students must cross to get to school, officials said.

The speed limit in front of school zones on Kaua‘i is 15 mph and drivers must stop for buses loading and unloading students. The fine for speeding in a school zone is $297.

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