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Over 1,000 cited on Hana Highway

Police have issued more than 1,000 citations for illegal parking along Hana Highway, where “no parking” signs have been installed because of congestion from a surge in tourists.

Acting Police Chief Dean Rickard said enforcement is continuing on the highway.

“It’s a problem that won’t go away,” he said during a Maui Police Commission meeting held online Wednesday.

In early June, the state installed about 70 “no parking” signs along the highway. The signs warn of a $35 fine and a $200 surcharge for illegally stopping on a state highway.

Wailuku and Hana patrol officers have been ticketing offenders, Rickard said. In addition, he said community policing officers are checking areas daily while driving from Wailuku to Hana.

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