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w Editor’s note: Old-timers might still remember the introduction from “The Shadow” radio program: “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!” Jerome Freitas, a retired state Department of Transportation worker who is now better known as Da Shadow, since 2004 has been meeting with government representatives about problems he has discovered or that have been reported to him, and reporting the county’s responses.
Does the county or state have any laws on jaywalking? Does the Kauai Police Department actively enforce jaywalking laws?
According to HRS §291C-73 Crossing at other than crosswalks.
(a) Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
(b) Any pedestrian crossing a roadway at a point where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
(c) Between adjacent intersections at which traffic-control signals are in operation, pedestrians shall not cross at any place except in a marked crosswalk.
(d) No pedestrian shall cross a roadway intersection diagonally unless authorized by official traffic-control devices; and, when authorized to cross diagonally, pedestrians shall cross only in accordance with the official traffic-control devices pertaining to the crossing movements.
(e) Every person who violates this section shall be fined $100. [L 1971, c 150, pt of §1; am L 2007, c 125, §2]
The Kauai Police Department actively enforces Hawaii state jaywalking laws.
There is a large pothole on Kapuna Road. Can the county please look into filling this pothole that has been there for quite some time?
After inspecting Kapuna Road, the Roads Division crew did not see a pothole. However, please provide a specific location or a landmark by the vicinity of the pothole, so the Roads Division Crew can follow up.
••• Jerome Freitas can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 635-3528. Visit his website at http://theshadow96746.tripod.com.
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