Abandoned vehicles costing taxpayers

Coco Zickos/The Garden Island

One of a number of abandoned vehicles dumped outside of Puhi Metals on a regular basis. The county council is working on two bills that could help mitigate this issue.

LIHUE —Broken down, picked apart vehicles left on the side of the road and other inconspicuous places around the island are an epidemic. Trouble is, it’s hard to track down the owners of abandoned or derelict vehicles because, more often than not, the drivers of the cars never transferred ownership.