Howzit Tiffany -
Gary Young here, the wooden surfboard builder.
I’m wondering if this would be of interest:
Speeding ticket………for that fast?
A few weeks ago I was cited for speeding just Kapoho side of the Nanawale turnoff on Kapoho-Pahoa Road, and I was shocked by the Officers claim – that I was clocked at 56 MPH in a 35 MPH zone.
I recently heard from another Puna resident who also was dismayed by a speeding citation on upper Ainaloa as she was headed downhill with the cruise control engaged so as not to go over the limit.
In each case, we felt that the cited speeds were inflated. I wondered if the readings were “hot” that is the radar or laser guns adjusted to read higher……..
This reminded me that for many months as I drove by the speed indicator sign on the Pahoa Bypass (near HAAS charter school) I noticed my car’s speedometer matched the reading on the sign.
A few months ago that changed – suddenly my speedometer was reading about 8 to 10 MPH SLOWER than the sign – in other words, the sign flashed 46 MPH and my speedometer read 36 or 37.
I’m wondering if other motorists have been cited recently and if perhaps the County has been mis-calibrating their equipment.