(CMR) Speeding continues to be a major issue on Cayman Islands roads, with the police issuing some 69 tickets for speeding over two weekends, 14 – 16 and 21 – 24 January. The police also said two persons were found to be traveling at speeds exceeding twice the speed limit and were warned for intended prosecution for dangerous driving.
Over the two weekends, the RCIPS has been conducting targeted traffic operations in the Eastern Districts in response to concerns from members of the public of excessive speeding and other unsafe driving in East End and North Side, particularly during the weekend.
Over the two weekends, 79 persons were prosecuted for various driving offenses, including those ticketed for speeding. In addition, three persons were arrested for DUI; persons were also prosecuted for careless driving, excessive tint, driving without being qualified, driving with expired registration and driving with no insurance.
“These targeted operations will continue going forward as part of our overall strategy to reduce unsafe driving behavior across the islands,” said Acting Superintendent Brad Ebanks.
“As the numbers show, there are many motorists who continue to speed and drive dangerously in these areas. They should be warned that our officers are out and will prosecute them if they are caught breaking the law,” he continued.
“Although the speed limit is higher in several areas in the Eastern Districts than in other parts of the island, that still does not give drivers license to exceed it excessively,” Inspector Dwayne Jones said.
Inspector Jones also stated, “It is also important for persons to remember that there are several residential areas in East End and North Side and speed limits do change from time to time. Therefore, motorists should ensure they are paying attention to speed limit signs and obeying them. Doing so is for your own safety, and the safety of everyone who lives in, works in, and visits the area.”
The targeted operations continue in the future.