Kailua, Hawaii Speed Traps
Heading south (towards Makapu’u) on Keolu Drive between Hamakua Drive and the other end of Keolu Drive (Keolu Drive does a 360 and loops back to run into itself). The police sit in the driveway of Ka’elepulu Elementary school and laser you as you come around the bend. It’s a 25mph street and you better stay under 30mph. I have been ticketed there once and my wife twice. They’re usually there at night, but I have seen them there during the day. The police can also set up further down the road between parked cars or on one of three side streets. I have also seen them on the the other side of Keolu Drive, across from the Elementary school. They sit in the driveway of the residential complex and laser you as you come around the bend in the opposite direction as well.
Officers hide behind the pedestrian overpass and lase you as you come over a slight rise near the overpass. Limit drops from 45 to 35.
Traveling south from Kona town, speed changes 3 times in 2 miles. From 35 to 45 and back to 35. The road is windy and gives the police and their radar plenty of vantage points. Also, a favorite stretch for police sobriety check points.
Downhill from the hairpin cops will position themselves by the runaway truck ramp on the straight section just beyond the sweeping right turn to catch you as you come into view. The limit there is 35 mph.
45 to 35 mph in a very short space just before entering Waimanalo from Kailua, going downhill.