Aloha and Mucho Mahalos for your efforts on combatting NOISE POLLUTION.
My special area of concern is the fact that people these days lock their cars with a button that makes their HORNS HONK...and the honking occurs once they are far away from their vehicles but other people (like me) are right next to the blowing horn...
I am SO glad to read (and hopefully I will be able to comply with) your suggestion to NOT engage with offenders.
I HAD asked Santa to bring me a really loud horn that I would use to blow into the ear of someone who had just blown their car horn into MY ear....maybe your website just saved a life (mine) as I was thinking my "blow a horn in your ear so see how you like it" idea might not be the way to go....but WHAT IS?
so even more MAHALOS
Quieter O'ahu Response:
Horns is a topic we haven't previously addressed in detail. However, the nuisance of alarm systems has surfaced time and again where car alarms will go off and the owner is seemingly nowhere to be found to disable the alarm. So it honks, and honks, and honks. For that at least there is some remedy found in the Revised Ordinances of Honolulu (ROH) at Article 41, section 29, which says an alarm sounding continuously for longer than 5 minutes can be disabled by the police. However, this ROH is so full of loopholes it would take a stable of legal scholars to interpret what can be done, by whom, and when. Still, it's a start.
But we're at least happy to see that your situation didn't become confrontational. That's simply a no-win scenario. Best always to contact HPD, even for loud, disruptive, and annoying honks, and let them sort it out.
Thanks for the note.