We live on Xyz Drive in Kailua and have constant loud cars and stereos driving by. Just looking to see if there was anything I can do and I came across your website.
Quieter O'ahu Response:
If it is any consolation, you are not alone. We receive hundreds of complaints and requests for information on this topic.
Let me point you to our pages on Hawai'i noise ordinances and statutes. https://www.quieteroahu.com/hawaii-noise-laws.html
If you review these I'm sure you'll find at least one that covers your problem and clearly identifies the problem as a violation of the cited statute or ordinance. Being armed with that, you're now ready to call HPD and report these violations. If the officer responds, which they often do, they will likely tell you that they have to witness the violation or they cannot issue a citation. That or countless other reasons why they cannot or will not cite the violator. We have heard all their stories and all their reasons.
You might also want to review our Noise Blog. You'll find many, many others who have reported these same problems, and our recommendations, including working through your neighborhood board. https://www.quieteroahu.com/our-noise-blog
But let us also share with you one weapon that all sworn HPD officers have in their toolbox should they decide to truly pursue these offenders. If an officer suspects or has reason to believe that any vehicle has been modified so that it would no longer pass the relevant State required safety inspection, they may order the vehicle to undergo a "reconstruction inspection" to determine compliance with inspection requirements. So a counter to virtually ANY of HPD's reasons for not citing violators could be "then why not order that the vehicle undergo a reconstruction inspection to see if it has been illegally modified?" Makes for interesting conversation. You can read more about this at our link here https://www.quieteroahu.com/our-noise-blog/loud-exhaust-and-no-hpd-enforcement .
Mahalo for contacting us.
A Quieter O'ahu