Mauna Kea citations


Do you have a Mauna Kea citation?

The Water Protector Legal Collective and the kia’i of Mauna Kea are working to fight the traffic citations issued near the intersection of Saddle Road and Mauna Kea Access Road.

If you got a ticket, we need your information.

Please fill out this secure online form,
e-mail us at mkcitation@waterprotectorlegal.org,
or
call us at 701 566 9108.

Your information is confidential and only for use by the legal team.
(Also, please note that according to Hawaii law you only have twenty one (21) days from the date you were ticketed to pay or dispute traffic violations.)

Since August 15, police on Hawai’i Island have issued over 5000 traffic citations at last count. This tremendous increase in ticketing, of course, coincides with the growth of the movement to protect Mauna Kea.

Many people, both inside and outside of the movement, feel that this ticketing of motorists is an attempt to quell the resistance movement. It is also likely that it is a violation of First Amendment (freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of association) and Fourth Amendment (the right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure) rights.

These enforcers feel that they can win by harassing the people with these petty actions. That is why it is important for folks to resist. Therefore, if you received one (or more) of these tickets you can go to court and fight it. This has a number of additional benefits because if you win it may help to keep you insurance payments lower, you won’t have to pay the fine, and you are less likely to have your license to drive suspended or revoked.

Below are a few links to learn about the process of fighting a ticket in Hawai’i (or anywhere else in the US for that matter).

How to fight