Residents voice concerns about racing on H1

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Drag racing on the H-1 Freeway is causing many sleepless nights for Pearl City residents. They said it’s only a matter of time before a major crash happens.



The problem has drawn many complaints at neighborhood board meetings and has also drawn the attention of lawmakers in the area.


“I will be asking the Department of Health to do some measurements on the decibel level to establish and make sure that we can account for how grievous this matter is,” said Sen. Bennette Misalucha, who represents the Pearl City and Aiea areas.


Misalucha said she’s also reaching out to HPD to see if more enforcement can be done during those overnight hours.


HPD sent us a statement saying, “Patrol officers conduct traffic enforcement on the H-1 as part of their assigned duties. When available, officers … are brought in to supplement speeding and hazardous driving enforcement.”