Hawaiʻi Island police are reminding motorists about the requirement to properly register motor-vehicle-drawn trailers designed for carrying persons or property on public roadways.

According to Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes 286-47.2, all trailers with the exception of “Special Mobile Equipment” must be inspected and registered with the Department of Finance.  Special Mobile Equipment is defined by Hawaiʻi County Code 24-3(43).

For the protection of the public, police also will make continued enforcement efforts for unsafe vehicles, including vehicles and trailers with no license plates, defective or lack of illuminated vehicle and trailer lights, expired or lack of safety and weight tax stickers, tinted window violations and oversized tires.

Violators are subject to fines that can be more than $70.