U Memo 18-14Posted on Jun 29, 2018 in Informal Opinions - UIPA Opinions
U Memo 18-14
June 29, 2018
Traffic Incidents Reported to DOT
Requesters sought copies of records of all incidents reported by the public or law enforcement for the intersection of “Saddle Road” and the entrance to Mauna Kea State Park (Mauna Kea-Saddle Road Intersection), and sought an OIP decision as to discrepancies between information contained in the responses from the Department of Transportation (DOT). OIP concluded that while motor vehicle accident reports are protected from disclosure under Hawaii law, de-identified information maintained in the DOT’s traffic accident database should be provided to requesters after segregation of information that may be withheld under the UIPA’s privacy exception at section 92F-13(1), HRS, such as the names of individuals involved in traffic accidents and their home addresses, telephone numbers, and driver’s license numbers.