(CMR) Fifteen people were killed in 14 fatal motor vehicle accidents in the Cayman Islands last year, the RCIPS has reported. Officers attended 2915 accidents, an increase of 282 or 11% compared to 2021. On average, there were 56 accidents each week in the Cayman Islands.
There were 32 persons who suffered a serious injury and 356 persons who suffered slight injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident last year.
In 2022, the RCIPS issued 9,437 tickets for traffic offenses. This is an increase of 340 tickets, or 4%, compared to 2021. In 2022 there were 3,063 tickets issued in relation to speeding, compared to 3,730 in 2021, a reduction of -667 or -18%. On average, drivers were issued speeding tickets 17 miles per hour above the speed limit, the same as in 2021.
Last year, the police made 234 arrests in relation to DUI offenses, a reduction of 51 or -37% compared to 2021, as the reduction in the drink drive limit in 2022 moved from 0.100% to 0.70%.