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Public Hearing on Oʻahu's Red Light Camera Program Set for Thursday

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The State of Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing Thursday to discuss Oʻahu’s red light camera pilot program, which is expected to start later this summer.

The department will install cameras at 10 select intersections to capture images of vehicles running red lights.

DOT spokesperson Jai Cunningham said the department has narrowed down its list of possible intersections to 14.

"For two years, those intersections will have those red light cameras on them. If anyone runs the red light, a picture will be taken of the license plate and the registered owner would then get a ticket," Cunningham said.

"Important to know is once this pilot project starts up, the first 30 days will be informational so it’ll just be letting folks know. If police officers have to do any sort of stops, it just lets them know that this is going to be up and running by this date. Then after the 30 days is when you would start to receive tickets."

Cunningham said the cameras have proven to make intersections safer in other cities.

The virtual public hearing will start at 9 a.m. Click here for more information on the virtual public hearing.

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