(CMR) The police issued 36 tickets to drivers for speeding violations, and two people were arrested on suspicion of DUI last weekend as the RCIPS resumed Operation Quaker.
On Friday 22 October, Operation Quaker was resumed with a focus on nighttime speeding and DUI, in response to a recent increase of serious collisions and fatalities occurring on the roads.
Over the first weekend officers also responded to 16 calls for service for motor vehicle collisions during the same time period.
“Driving at night time already has its challenges with reduced visibility of surroundings, so when motorists choose to speed and consume drugs and/or alcohol before operating their vehicle, the roadways can quickly become a dangerous environment for all road users,” Dwayne Jones, in charge of the Traffic and Roads Policing Unit, said.
“We want motorists to understand that speeding and driving under the influence is just not worth the risk when you consider the financial implications if you get caught, but more importantly, the often dire consequences of being involved in an accident,” Jones added.
“With the support of the RCIPS Special Constabulary, who help bolster our road presence numbers during Operations such as Quaker, we will continue to do our part in making our roads safer through increased enforcement and visibility. And we continue to implore that the public makes everyone’s safety a priority by exercising good driving habits, especially when it comes to drunk driving and speeding, which are the leading contributors to fatal collisions in the Cayman Islands,” said Chief Inspector Malcolm Kay of Specialist Operations.