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Police issue thousands of citations

April 30, 2014 - 12:15pm

Hawaii Police Department officers have issued more than 14,000 traffic citations this year related to the use of cellphones, seat belts and child restraints, as well as speeding, moving and regulatory violations.

Officers between Jan. 1 and March 26 cited 774 motorists islandwide for using an electronic device while operating a motor vehicle. The officers also cited 1,001 motorists for seat belt violations and 97 for child passenger restraint violations, according to information provided by the department.

Islandwide, drivers were cited 2,587 times for speeding and 4,425 times for moving violations. Officers cited 5,230 motorists for nonmoving (regulatory) violations, according to the department.

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