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Police Continue 2024 Road Safety Operations with Second Road Safety Campaign

Law Enforcement 21 Jun, 2024 Follow News

Police Continue 2024 Road Safety Operations with Second Road Safety Campaign

Following its Easter Holiday Campaign this past March, the RCIPS is conducting another targeted road safety campaign commencing this coming Monday, as part of its efforts to reduce serious injuries and fatalities on our roads, and encourage safe driving behaviours. The operation is being conducted as a continued part of the National Road Safety Strategy, 'Safe Roads, Safe Cayman: The Road to Zero.'

Commencing Monday, 24 June, through to Sunday, 7 July, RCIPS officers will be conducting high visibility policing initiatives and traffic enforcement across the islands, focusing on persistent road safety offences and poor driving behaviours, including speeding, DUI, inconsiderate, and distracted driving.

The campaign will once again include partner agencies, such as the Department of Vehicles & Drivers' Licensing and the Public Transport Unit, who will be targeting un-roadworthy vehicles and unsafe loads, in order to address the variety of factors that contribute to unsafe roads.

"We are centering this campaign on the July 1st long weekend and other social events during this period, across the island, including the carnival parade," says Chief Superintendent Brad Ebanks. "Officers will be out in numbers over this period. We will be proactively focusing on those that demonstrate disregard for the law and endanger other road users, while also having a visible presence, in order to remind and reinforce to the public the need practice good driving habits. Motorists tend to do the right thing when they know police officers are out and about."

"Make sure that all of your plans for this period include how you will travel safely," says Inspector Andre Tahal, Head of Traffic and Roads Policing. "The community can expect to see increased police visibility on the roads over the length of the campaign, particularly surrounding events where we know persons will be drinking, along with other hot spots. All drivers should play their part by not drinking and driving, slowing down and being considerate of fellow road users. And passengers, you have a role to play too - call out unsafe driving behavior when you see it. Even if it is the driver of the vehicle you're travelling in who is not in compliance with the law."

RCIPS continues its commitment to promoting road safety, especially during periods of increased road activity, as we work with our partners in government to support the National Road Safety Strategy.

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