Over this past weekend, from 24 September through 26 September, officers responded to 25 motor vehicle collisions on Cayman’s roads. These include the unfortunate fatal collision in West Bay, a serious collision on West Bay Road, and another collision involving a motorcycle in East End on Saturday morning.
As such, the RCIPS is taking this opportunity to remind the public about the importance of always practicing safe driving behaviours. In addition to avoiding traffic offenses such as speeding, distracted driving, and DUI, consideration should always be given to your fellow road users, be they motorists, cyclists, or pedestrians.
“It’s everyone’s job to help keep our roads safe,” says Chief Inspector Malcolm Kay. “A quick glance at that cell phone, failing to indicate, or rushing to pass an intersection before the other car pulls out, are some of the seemingly minor things that can contribute to a collision. A police officer may not pull you over every single time you do one of these things, but it only takes one moment of carelessness for these actions to put your life, or someone else’s life, at risk.”
In addition to responding to 25 collisions over the weekend, RCIPS officers also issued 23 speeding tickets, 12 tickets for using a mobile phone while driving, and arrested 3 persons for DUI.