Lack of management effort by East Maui Irrigation leads to another incident of visitor injury at the bamboo forest in Kailua mile marker 6.5 along the Road to Hana. The most recent reported injury of a child with 1” laceration to his head. The lack of visitor awareness and education continues to incur more injuries of visitors. Aside from multiple visitor injuries and fatalities occurring here annually, this site is most noted for its hazardous driving conditions due to the parking offenses with visitors parking sometimes directly on the highway at Mile Marker 6.5
Volunteer Napua Hueu collects traffic and visitor data at Keanae Peninsula.
Rain storm conditions along the Road to Hana on 7/21/18. Various commercial carriers were recorded conducting hiking activities despite the hazardous stream and flash flooding conditions. Carriers exhibited in this video hiking at Bamboo Forest Kailua MM6.5 and Puohokamoa Stream are illegally parking and trespassing on private property in addition to conducting commercial activity within sacred sights. Documentation of offenses to community policy which can be found at HanaHighwayRegulation.com
MAUI VISITORS BUREAU HOSTS SAFETY SEMINARS, please see flyers below.
The Hana Highway Regulation will make a presentation of the Road to Hana Code of Conduct at both safety seminars. 11/29/17 Grand Wailea 8a-12p | 12/06/17 Sheraton Kaanapali 8a-12p