Hilo, Hawaii Speed Traps
Coming from Bill to Waikoloa just before mile marker 35 speed limit drops to 40 mph from 55 all while going downhill out of mountains. Cops sit near military base with radar.
Now that Saddle Road has been repaved from Hilo to Pohakuloa Training Area, cops are frequently hitting motorists with Radar, especially between mile markers 23 to 36, where the road straightens out.
Just after the speed limit changes from 55 to 45 mph, officer used laser gun from patrol car parked on small cross street on right hand side, to cite me for driving 57 mph in a 45 mph zone on Christmas day, 2010.
Southbound into Hilo area from Kamuela in a rented car about midnight, no traffic, no weather. Car came out of bushes, and tailgates us for miles. Can’t lose him, and told my wife we were in some kind of trouble. As soon as we passed a 45 MPH sign at 55, he made a u-turn, while his buddy zoomed out of nowhere with blue light flashing. Reported this scam to the court, and they reduced my fine.
Officer parks in the soccer field area between Kamehameha Statue and Hilo Iron Works building.