The RCIPS has been conducting traffic operations targeting distracted drivers, particularly motorists who use mobile phones while driving. These targeted operations have resulted in a total of 80 tickets being issued for use of a mobile phone while driving, since 11 August.
“These persons are now facing a fine of $150 each,” says Chief Inspector Malcolm Kay. “This is money they could have saved if they had followed the rules of the road, and shows that using a phone while driving is not only dangerous, but potentially expensive. While the number of tickets we have issued in the past month shows how prevalent this practice is, we hope our efforts will be effective in deterring motorists from continuing to take this risk.
Targeted traffic operations are ongoing, and the RCIPS continues to encourage everyone to do our part to “Make the Cayman Islands Safer” by not using mobile phones while driving, or engaging in any other forms of distracted driving.