HE The Governor, Martyn Roper and the Deputy Governor and Head of the Civil Service, Franz Manderson have lent their support to our Christmas road safety message in the attached voice notes.
This weekend, 18-19 December, was the third of the RCIPS Holiday Safety campaign, Winter Guardian, and the busiest yet for officers enforcing the road safety component of the campaign.
57 prosecutions were made, 28 speeding tickets issued, 27 for tint, and 2 DUI's. Officers also responded to 28 MVA's, one being a pedestrian on Smith Road who received serious but non-life threatening injuries.
"We know the lead up to Christmas can be a busy time. With only a few days to go and last minute Christmas preparations to organise, we want to stress to the community to please be patient and drive carefully on the roads. We want to see everyone arrive home safely for Christmas", says Head of Traffic & Roads Policing Unit, Dwayne Jones.
"No one likes receiving a ticket, particularly at Christmas, but the police have an important role to play in making our roads safer for all road users, and our enforcement efforts help send a clear message to those motorists that choose to break the law", says Superintendent Brad Ebanks. "We will continue our multi-faceted approach with increased police enforcement and visibility in the lead up to Christmas and through to the New Year, not only on the roads but also within the community and commercial establishments, to help keep the Cayman Islands safe over the festive season."
The RCIPS wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday season.