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Fireworks laws are ignored

January 19, 2012
The Maui Weekly

Correct me if I am wrong, but don't the Fireworks/Firecrackers Rules under the Fire Control section indicate the following: "Maui Fire Department reminds residents that fireworks and firecrackers can only be legally set off from 9 p.m. on New Year's Eve to 1 a.m. on New Year's Day. Setting off fireworks and firecrackers outside the designated times is punishable by law. Violators are subject to fines of up to $2,000."

This would be awesome if it was actually enforced and responded to by Maui Police Department and Maui Fire Department. Not to mention that the children are only eight and nine who were doing this.

This would be a great moneymaker for Maui County if they enforced it, and it would make an impression that this was a serious offense. If it is not enforced, then as usual, everyone knows they will not be fined and they will continue to violate the laws year after year.

Please, if we call and report the violation, respond and fine the parents and the children. Why waste time making a code if it is not being enforced. This violation started at approximately noon and continued until 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 31. Why do those of us who abide by the laws have to suffer this noise all day and nothing is done about it?

Parents, be responsible and do not let your children violate the law.

Name withheld by request Via email



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