Abandoned, not forgotten
LIHUE — Two abandoned cars have been taking up space in the dirt parking lot by Wailua Beach Park.
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There are cars still abandoned since April 2018, nearly 10 months ago. Oil, battery fluids, gasoline leaking is a toxic environmental hazard that in some situations leaks into the ground and out to the ocean. I know some have paid out of their pocket to remove several cars abandoned during the flood.
You would think that someone would care enough to demand these cars get removed!
Vehicles have VIN numbers in several places, engine numbers, chassis numbers. Can’t the powers-that-be identify the owners of these vehicles to apply appropriate penalties for abandoning their vehicles? If their new vehicle were impounded, they’d be more careful about disposing of their old vehicles.
Ownership can be determined by VIN number. Why not charge the owners for the cost of removal?
Why not create a HI5 value for (recycling) which could be attached to the vehicle registration process at point of sale. It an individual does not claim the amount upon resale then the State/County could offset the costs of removal.
KPD is too busy arresting old ladies for throwing feral eggs into ditches. Just ask them.
The real culprits in this whole situation are the inconsiderate and selfish people who abandon these derelict vehicles in the first place. Us taxpayers wouldn’t have to foot the bill for removing them if they weren’t dumped in the first place.