Police report two dozen weekend smashes

| 23/09/2019 | 19 Comments
Cayman News Service
One of the crashes this weekend

(CNS): Once again cars were colliding with light poles, walls, fences and each other in another crash-packed weekend on Cayman’s Roads. The RCIPS confirmed Monday that they had received reports of 24 crashes since Friday, fortunately none of them were serious. Meanwhile, on Monday afternoon police were called to a collision involving a school bus in East End, which is now under investigation.

The crash happened around 3:15pm on Sea View Road, when the bus and a private vehicle, both travelling eastbound, collided. Some of the students on the bus were taken to hospital for treatment for minor aches and pains, while the driver of the car was attended to on scene.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    You have to drive defensively. If you do, it’s not that hard to stay out of trouble. But you have to always assume the other person is both nuts and stupid.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Some of the factors… in no particular order…
    – Tailgating
    – Texting or on the phone
    – Speeding
    – Alcohol or drugs
    – Not wearing seatbelts
    – Not using indicators
    – Running stop signs
    – Running red lights
    – Changing lanes within roundabouts
    – Weaving in and out of lanes
    – Not slowing down on wet roads
    – General lack of paying attention
    – Lack of common courtesy

    • Say it like it is says:

      4.05pm good list, but to expand on speeding, wherever we have more than one lane, a large number of to put it politely, mostly,regional drivers, find it impossible to resist the urge to overtake, ignoring the speed limit completely. This happens all the time on every two lane highway and will continue whilst the police ignore it.

    • Anonymous says:

      Good description of Jamaican and Caymanian drivers!

  3. Gravely Concerned. says:

    Let’s begin with how easy it is to obtain a drivers’ license. Persons are quickly handed their approval slip; 1st by careless lesson providers lacking thoroughness; 2nd by the Examiners!

    Most don’t even understand ‘keep left unless to pass’. Risky Roads!!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    And they’ll all be getting smashed again this weekend. Anarchy!

  5. Anonymous says:

    We have a large minority of selfish pricks on our roads, who don’t realise that their antics cause traffic to move slower.

    One idiot drives too fast and crashes, it causes tailbacks for everyone else.

    People need to drive slower, smoother and more considerately. Indicate. Stop tailgating. Drive in the left lane. Stop cutting from lane to lane in heavy traffic. Do those things, everyone wins.

  6. Anonymous says:

    my dash cam records hundreds of offences every day. why aren’t all police cars fitted with one?

    • Anonymous says:

      Something told me I’d see your comment that you have posted at least 15 times before! Have to give you credit for persistence.

    • Anonymous says:

      Back from a summer trip , I see more bad driving and traffic violations of road rules here ( in one hour)…than in our 10 day…2,500 km road trip in Canada. Clearly…the absence of any traffic policing needs to be addressed.

  7. Anonymous says:

    scary times on the roads.
    free solution:cayman needs a private traffic police force asap.

    • Anonymous says:

      Cayman needs some grey matter in your government’s brain.

    • Anonymous says:

      We need a private police force for more than just traffic. Camana Bay is the only place in Cayman that at least appears law abiding. DART should run our whole country. We are plainly inept and cannot get our police force to consistently enforce the simplest of laws. What a joke!

  8. Anon says:

    We not only have careless drivers, dangerous drivers, elderly drivers with impaired sight/reactions etc., but I have to conclude we also have stupid drivers whose low IQ levels means they should not be driving.

    • Anonymous says:

      couldn’t agree more, a laborer who struggles to keep a job for more than 1 week can afford to buy a car that is not fit for the roads and drive it drunk with no license, no insurance and no inspection and crash then run away. And that laborer is Jamaican on a work permit as a landscaper working on a building site mixing cement for 6 bucks an hour.

      • CaymanKind says:

        Of course he can. In Cayman, everyone can afford a car. Gardeners drive to work, helpers drive to work. It’s called CaymanKind.

        Whether they know how to drive or the vehicles are roadworthy is all secondary. It’s CaymanKind.

        Do you know that if you were lucky enough to get the new plates and sticker that the DoV&DL rolled out a few years ago, the police have no clue of whether your car is licenced or not, not even when they stop you in a road block. It’s CaymanKind.

        • Anonymous says:

          Why do you have a problem with gardeners and helpers having cars? Too uppity for you?

          • Anonymous says:

            10:10 And their argument is, quite correctly, ‘how else can we get to work?’ There’s no proper public transport. One of the weirdest things I found here is that, and I’m from the UK, without a car you’re stuffed.

            What CIG needs to do is create a public transport system that substantially eliminates the need for car ownership while at the same time tightening up safety inspections, driver licensing requirements and the traffic laws.

            Simple fact – there are a heck of a lot of vehicles on these roads that are so dangerous you would not be allowed to drive them away from a test centre in the UK. Combine that with drivers who could probably never pass their tests in most first world countries it’s a recipe for disaster.

            When I came out to here to work I couldn’t understand why car insurance cost me five to six times the normal provincial UK rates – now I know why.

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