68 speeders nabbed in targeted checks

| 26/01/2021 | 46 Comments
Accident near the Queen’s Court Plaza

(CNS): Over the course of one week, from 18 to 22 January, police clocked 68 people for excessive speeding in traffic checks around the four school zones in the Eastern Districts. In response to community concerns about speeding and unsafe driving practices, officers targeted morning and early afternoon drivers and prosecuted 74 of them. As traffic troubles on Cayman’s roads continue, the police said they would be conducting more checks this week.

“There are four primary schools and one high school located along main roads in the Eastern Districts,” said Inspector Fernando Soto, Area Commander for the Eastern Districts. He said that as schools resumed last week, “it was important for us to put operations in place to reduce speeding in these areas and ensure the safety of our school children, parents, school staff, and other members of the public”.

Over the last ten days police have been called to numerous serious road smashes, from the fatal crash in West Bay on 16 January to a vehicle that landed in the sea last Wednesday, there seems to be no end to road collisions on local roads.

On Friday afternoon police were called out to a smash on the West Bay Road near the Queen’s Court Plaza, where even in the traffic congestion a driver managed to flip a vehicle following a collisions in the turning lane.

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  1. Not QAnon says:

    More Yardies on the Cayman Roads driving like they do in Jamaica. I know this because I am on the road frequently and I know a Jamaican when I see one.

  2. Anonymous says:

    People here: so many cops, we’re living in a police state uff uff uff.

    Also people here: there’s no cops on the roads uff uff uff

    Also people here: I got caught speeding but it’s not fair uff uff uff

  3. Anonymous says:

    68 Tickets. I would come on record and say that 60% of those tickets were issued by Officer XXXX. He is giving tickets to people who did not speed and don’t even have the time to fight the matter in Court. Remember that once a man, twice a child. Once a Police Officer, twice a civilian.

    Hope you understand that true fact and know that you will one day be walking amongst us the civilians who resides here or you will be returning to Jamaica..

  4. Anonymous says:

    Everyone agrees the roads are unsafe, there is way too many speeders, car insurance is too expensive and government is broke.

    Solution. Enforce speeding laws. If they handed out tickets people would eventually slow down.

    150 tickets a day at $100 each would be about $5 million in fines.

    Police department funded, fewer accidents and lower insurance premiums.

    Everyone wins.

  5. Anonymous says:

    my dashcam records hundreds of offences everyday….why don’t the police farce want my footage?

  6. Anonymous says:

    While I’m pleased they nabbed the speeders in the school zone, I would be even happier if the RCIP would have more speeding checks throughout the very busy roads.
    It’s absolutely ridiculous how some drivers disregard the safety of others by driving so fast.
    We live on an island, there’s no reason to drive above the speed limit! If you left late to get some where thats your fault, don’t put other lives at risk by speeding. Let’s all be responsible drivers.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Please start fining people that crawl along in the right (passing) lane. The amount of idiots that don’t know slow traffic keeps to the left of the road is astounding.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Still not seeing any speed traps on Shammrock Road!!

  9. Anonymous says:

    If the government wants additional revenue, opportunity just presented itself. Speeding tickets is a good source of income with the amount of speeders we have on this island. Put some speed traps and cameras, make the speeders plead themselves out in court with video evidence.

  10. nauticalone345 says:

    68 tickets for the week?…that’s pathetic policing, and in large part the reason the driving habits have become so atrocious! Enforce the damned laws regularly if real improvements are expected!

    • anon says:

      3.49pm How much traffic is there in East End?. In GT and en route to and from West Bay there are hundreds of speeders every day.

      • nauticalone345 says:

        There are lots of speeders island wide! And lots of Police also!…to monitor an island 20 miles long!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Many of the road users are clearly suffering with severe mental health issues. The speeding and dangerous driving has reached a very concerning level and I can only assume that many of the road users are in an altered mental state.

  12. Anonymous says:

    How many of those tickets were for the lunatic dump truck drivers?

    • Anonymous says:

      I agree, last week I was exiting my neighborhood on shamrock rd and truck was driving fast, when I looked at the speedometer that is installed before ocean club it was 57 mph, that is crazy, they don’t care about others safety.

    • Anonymous says:

      Jake breakers behaving badly. I thought Jacobs Brakes were illegal, looks like DVDL/RCIPS have given up on that one too!

  13. Anonymous says:

    68 per week is less than 10 cars pulled over each day for speeding. Speeding being one of just a select handful of longstanding unenforced encoded Traffic Law offenses seasonally and fleetingly observed by this RCIPS. That’s spread island wide, across the entire full time Traffic Department staffing complement (whatever that number is). Who do we see about a refund on our $200mln/year policing budget?

  14. Anonymous says:

    If you have enough speed to flip a car, you should be banned for life from diving. There is no excuse for how these people drive!

  15. Anonymous says:

    About time the police started enforcing the laws.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Install speed cameras all over the place like Dubai. The highways of Dubai’s are monitored by five cops on multiple screens, tickets are automatically sent to offenders. Don’t pay your fines and you can’t get a licence and you’re rounded up for incarceration. Dubai has zero tolerance for our kind of driving and so should we.

    Now that’s World Class!

  17. JTB says:

    Has anyone in Cayman ever been prosecuted for tailgating, lane-hopping, under-taking?

  18. Anonymous says:

    about time they get a traffic unit out there

  19. Anonymous says:

    Around the schools? Ok fine

    Hiding in the bush along a 40 mph triple lane highway to catch people doing 2 mph over? That’s not serving, that’s looking revenue through highway robbery.

    • Anonymous says:

      I wish they would do that more. And 2mph over will not get you a ticket. You just want to endanger everyones lives by going 10mph over. Please stop.

  20. Anonymous says:

    This was an accident waiting to happen. NRA please revisit the turning lane in that area, there are so many entrances and exits in the area of XQs. A couple of speed bumps with those orange markers are really needed to break up the traffic at least or in combination say move Parkway Drive South to further avoid the long line up for ingress and egress.

  21. Anonymous says:

    68 in a week? They should be doing that in an afternoon!

  22. Anonymous says:

    Persecute the heck out of them!

  23. Anonymous says:

    Poor people must not be in the right WhatsApp chats.

    I could get that many in an hour

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