Additional effects seen in making red light longer

On behalf of the other motorists who regularly use the Piilani Highway, I want to take this chance to thank the traffic engineers who have lengthened the red light cycle at the intersection with Kanani Road.

By causing the light to stay red for the highway long after anyone from Kanani has made the turn, you have given all of us an opportunity to relax and enjoy the beauty of Maui. We can even check the progress of the new police station being built at the intersection while we wait for the light to turn green.

I’m sure in a few months, when the building is finished, the police cars will then be able to take advantage of the longer green for them as they disperse to all the island trouble spots.

James Nixon