The RCIPS’ targeted road safety and enforcement campaign, Operation Quaker, continued this weekend, with increased police presence and enforcement on Cayman's roads.
This past weekend, 4–6 June, five persons were arrested on suspicion of DUI, and about 10 tickets were issued to drivers found in contravention of the Cayman Islands Traffic Act. In addition, officers responded to nine motor vehicle collisions during the same time period.
“We are glad to see that there was a significant reduction in the number of motor vehicle collisions on our roads this past weekend,” says Inspector Dwayne Jones in charge of the Traffic and Roads Policing Unit. “We are hopeful that this, combined with the lower numbers of DUI arrests and tickets, means that our increased presence and messaging around traffic enforcement is having the desired effect, but we will not become complacent. We advise the public to continue to exercise caution on the roads, and to always make safe choices while driving., by not speeding or driving while under the influence of alcohol.”
“Although the number of motor vehicle collisions this past weekend was lower than in previous weekends, with no serious injuries, there were still some incidents of concern,” says Chief Inspector Malcolm Kay, who oversees Specialist Operations. “The fact is that even one person choosing to drink and drive or travel at excessive speeds can result in tragedy. As such, Operation Quaker is ongoing, and the public should continue to expect increased enforcement and police presence on our roads throughout this coming long weekend and beyond. Let’s all continue to do our part in ‘Making the Cayman Islands Safer.’”