Over the course of last week, beginning Monday, 18 January, RCIPS uniform and traffic officers have been conducting traffic operations in Bodden Town, East End and North Side, in response to community concerns about speeding and unsafe driving practices in the Eastern Districts. The operation targeted excessive speeding in the morning hours and early afternoon, especially in and around school zones, which resulted in 74 prosecutions: 68 of which were tickets for excessive speeding, and 6 of which were for other traffic offenses, one of which resulted in an arrest. The operation continues this week.
“There are four primary schools and one high school located along main roads in the Eastern Districts,” says Inspector Fernando Soto, Area Commander for the Eastern Districts. “With school resuming this week, it was important for us to put operations in place to reduce speeding in these areas and ensure the safety of our school children, parents, school staff, and other members of the public.”
As we begin the long weekend, RCIPS wishes to remind the public of the importance of safe driving across all three islands, Acting Superintendent Brad Ebanks added, “Our officers will be out across the island to help ensure the safety of all road users, and to prosecute those who engage in unsafe driving. Stay safe Cayman Islands!”