What is with the BIg Island and the police ticketing tourists non-stop? This seems to be a huge problem as everyone is paranoid to drive quickly, and the police are all over the place in vehicles deliberately made to look like rentals, They're driving around in SUV's and Mustangs and pulling people over all over to give tickets. Is this the new economy of Hawaii?
We got a ticket on Saddle Road, which is straight, in the middle of NOWHERE, with no buildings or trees as far as the eye can see. They had a whole trap set up with police at both ends tailing people and calling it into the guy at the other end. They had lines of cars pulled over to give tickets and are rude about it.
Does anyone know if Hawaii has the speed trap law like CA? They have to have an engineering survey of the road showing the average speed on it, and if it's 10 mph over what is posted, it's illegal. They have that section posted at 55! One guy even said 45! (Several police--they couldn't keep their stories straight. )
This alone would make me say no way to going back to the Big Island. They're just clearing using tourists to make a boatload of money.