At least four cop cars damaged in three days

| 05/02/2021 | 27 Comments
Crash on Wednesday involving police vehicles

(CNS): With yet another collision involving a police car on Friday lunchtime, at least four RCIPS vehicles, including SUVs from the Firearms Response Unit, are under repair. The latest prang took place at the mini-roundabout on Smith Road and Anthony Drive, where a police patrol vehicle and a Chevrolet Aveo collided causing minor damage to both cars, though the drivers were uninjured.

Traffic officers responded and spoke with both drivers and discovered that the 45-year-old George Town woman driving the Chevrolet was not insured and did not possess a valid driver’s licence. She was arrested on suspicion of driving without being qualified and without insurance but she has since been granted bail.

Police said this latest smash involving one of their own cars was under investigation. It joins at least two other traffic inquiries from this week in which another three vehicles were damaged. One in George Town, yesterday and two in the same crash on Wednesday in West Bay.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I followed a police vehicle all the way from Batabano to the Butterfield roundabout and not once did he stray from the inside lane of the bypass. A great example to responsible road users in my sarcastic comment.

    • Anonymous says:

      The inside lane is the ‘slow’ lane. What’s your poorly made point?

      • Anonymous says:

        You are wrong. The inside lane is the turning or overtaking lane. Stay on the outside lane unless you are overtaking or turning right at the next roundabout. Oh, and go buy a Highway Code.

        • just saying..... says:

          If you are driving along a duel carriageway, the inside lane is the one closest to the kerb or to the left, the overtaking lane is called the outside lane. Not sure which ‘road code’ you are using?

          This confusion between inside and outside is obviously why so many drivers hog the outside lane and drive at ridiculously slow speeds.

          • Anonymous says:

            It’s a weird British thing to call the lane farthest from the middle of the road the “inside” lane. The confusion has been around for years, even though everyone actually agrees which is the slow lane if you ask them to point at it.

        • Anonymous says:

          On a regular stretch of road, like ETH, the inside lane is the lane on the left. As in, if you’re undertaken, they pass on your inside.

          On a roundabout, the inside lane is nearest the to the roundabout.


  2. anon says:

    How much does Govt pay to insure police drivers?.

    • Anonymous says:

      Seriously, what a dumb question. They pay what it costs. Without it all police drivers would be liable to be arrested.

  3. The watcher says:

    A good reflection of the state of a population can be reflected by the standard of driving.
    The majority of road users come from a country where licences are bought or gained by a family member sitting any test.
    The other road users are either drunk, involved in one of the 50 accidents per week or hold a passport that means no law is applied to them.
    The po po no different.

  4. Anonymous says:

    These are the men and women who are given the job of making the streets safe for all of us. What does that tell you about the state of law enforcement in the Cayman islands? Almost nonexistent. Plan accordingly.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Its seems police in Cayman is above the law, not one of them is held accountable, sad and bad examples

  6. Anonymous says:

    8:25 pm, I feel Police should be given bicycles

  7. Anonymous says:

    uh-oh spaghettios!

  8. Anonymous says:

    No license or insurance and people blaming the police??

  9. Anonymous says:

    The jokes write themselves! Please find and report something that the police have done that is not ridiculous. We’re begging you.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Not surprising when every day we see police not indicating at roundabouts

    • Satan says:

      Roundabouts are one of my best gifts to humans.

    • Anonymous says:

      100% correct. any comment commissoner?

    • Anonymous says:

      Its seems police in Cayman is above the law, not one of them is held accountable, sad and bad examples

    • Just saying.... says:

      We should expect police drivers, the enforcers of the Traffic Laws, to display driving habits and behaviours that are well above the average driver. Unfortunately the standards of our average driver is questionable, and our Police Service driving standards are at the same level.

      The police enforce very few traffic laws – otherwise we would see drivers indicating their intentions to other road users (not just at round-a-abouts), licence plates would be attached to both the front and rear of vehicles, there would be few drivers driving with their high-beams and fog lights illuminated, drivers using their mobile phones while driving, no lane discipline, to name just a few.

      • Anonymous says:

        It’s not purely enforcement. There’s a lack of public service announcements and messages.

        Drongos from countries where you buy a license don’t actually know what the high beams are for. Yes, it’s amazing and ridiculous, but it’s true.

        We have roundabouts with signs saying to indicate, and people can’t do it.

        I estimate about 25% to 30% can’t even see the need to wear seatbelts.

        People, we’re dealing with idiots. This is also reflected in the RCIPS unfortunately. If I was in charge of driver training, I’d take away the privilege for the ones that constantly are seen driving poorly.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Could you imagine if we had a working ANPR system here? The amount of uninsured, unlicensed, disqualified or unqualified drivers you’d have caught in a day! You’d have to house them in a quarantine hotel.

    • Anonymous says:

      Here on Cayman Brac they pass cars “breaking the speed limit” just to turn around about a mile down the road and do atleast 100mph (in a 25mph zone) to catch the same persons that were probably only doing 30mph! I see it daily! No need to be going them sort of speeds here to “be on the scene” for what! You can smell the brand new vehicles burning up as they drive stupidly and breakneck just to “catch” people in little junk broken down vehicles that should not even be licensed to be on our roads, or smoking a little stick of weed! Police force here being run by hipocritical, disrespectful persons.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Regardless of the offences, who was at fault for the accident?

  13. anon says:

    I feel the police should be equipped with Hummers.

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