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Letters for Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Tracking cases critical

I’m curious as to why you have stopped publishing the daily rate of COVID infections.

Are there no more cases?

With the easing of restrictions I believe it is very important to track the daily cases so we can see if there are any increases. I relied on the little indicator box in the upper right hand corner to give me unbiased information. Let’s keep the public informed on the status of the pandemic, please!

Tony LeHoven, Kilauea

Reduction of speed limit a must

Waialo Road in ‘Ele‘ele is exactly what it is. A road and not a highway!

The road could use more safety updated to slow drivers down. As it stands the speed limit is 35 mph. It should be lowered to 25 mph. A couple more crosswalks with flashing lights by the clinic and between the brewery and the boat offices and a sign that lets driver know to slow down with a camera that would take a picture of a speeding car’s license plate would help, since there isn’t much police patrol on that road.

The reasons are that there is a preschool, a clinic and residences in the area. Further down towards Port Allen is a business area that includes boat ride tour offices, gift shops, eateries and a brewery and bar. Tourists walk in the area by the droves when the boats leave out to sea in the day and arrive in the early evening.

While going on a walk in the evening, I observe a full size pickup truck speed up from the Port Allen entrance/exit speeding up intentionally as a resident crosses the road near the clinic. The resident barely cleared the roadway when the speeder raced by.

State DOT and Governor Ige, make that road safe for everyone. Add those safety items mentioned above.

Howard Tolbe, ‘Ele‘ele
Source: The Garden Island

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