(CMR) The RCIPS said Operation Quaker continues to target drunk driving and speeding island-wide with a focus on Sunday brunch events last weekend. The operation saw 54 speeding tickets issued and officers arresting 9 persons for driving under the influence. A further 27 traffic offenses were also prosecuted, the majority of which were for using a vehicle with expired registration.
“Sunday brunches are quickly becoming our busiest time of the weekend period, as many drivers take the risk of driving under the influence when returning from brunch activities. We strongly urge people to make a plan to get home after attending such events so that you don’t risk your life or the life of others on the roads,” says Inspector Dwayne Jones.
As Constitution weekend approaches, Officers will continue Operation Quaker efforts with an increased presence on the roads over the holiday weekend. The RCIPS is aware there are several major sporting events scheduled for the weekend, including the UEFA Euro Cup matches and remind the public that there will be increased police presence on the road’s even at these times.
“Again, our focus will be on DUI and speeding as these driving behaviors continue to be the biggest risk on our roads when it comes to serious crashes and fatalities. Thankfully, since commencing Operation Quaker, we have not seen a fatality, and we ask drivers to drive safely so that we can keep it that way,” says Chief Inspector Malcolm Kay.
The RCIPS expressed appreciation to the National Roads Authority for their continued efforts in assisting Operation Quaker efforts with providing road safety messages in various key locations on their digital billboards across the Cayman Islands.