Tag: RCIPS Traffic and Roads Policing Unit

Poor driving major issue for police

Poor driving major issue for police

| 15/01/2020 | 120 Comments

(CNS): The number of cars on the road, tourists unfamiliar with driving on the left, a legacy of poorly engineered roads, too many foreign licence holders, or even a lack of enforcement have all been blamed for the traffic chaos the Cayman Islands is enduring, but the police say it’s all about poor driving. Inspector […]

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300 crashes on Cayman’s roads in December

300 crashes on Cayman’s roads in December

| 03/01/2020 | 71 Comments

(CNS): The police have confirmed that they recorded around 300 crashes during the month-long holiday safety campaign, code name Operation Azurite Two, and arrested more than 50 drunk drivers, including two early on New Year’s Day. Over 1,300 tickets were also issued during December for offenses such as speeding, illegal tint and using mobile phones […]

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100s of tickets issued as cops begin Christmas crackdown

100s of tickets issued as cops begin Christmas crackdown

| 12/12/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): Traffic cops has issued over 100 speeding tickets, another 132 for excessive tint, arrested eleven drunk drivers and eight disqualified and unqualified drivers, and handed out more than 30 other citations for other traffic offenses, as the RCIPS Christmas crackdown gets underway. With Cayman’s mounting traffic troubles and the constant reports of serious road […]

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Senior cop alarmed by DUI increases

Senior cop alarmed by DUI increases

| 10/10/2019 | 84 Comments

(CNS): There is not sign of any reduction in the number of drivers getting behind the wheel drunk, according to the RCIPS, and Superintendent Robert Graham said he was alarmed by the amount of people consuming alcohol and then driving home. In September a total of 27 people were nabbed by officers for driving under […]

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Emergency meeting seeks solutions to traffic trouble

Emergency meeting seeks solutions to traffic trouble

| 23/09/2019 | 203 Comments

(CNS): Just a few weeks after Cayman’s students returned to school, traffic on the roads has reached some of the worst congestion levels ever experienced here, especially for drivers coming from and going to the Eastern Districts. Planning and Infrastructure Minister Joey Hew held an emergency inter-agency meeting last week to find solutions, such as […]

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Speed and drunks cause crashes

Speed and drunks cause crashes

| 16/09/2019 | 98 Comments

(CNS): Police Inspector Dwayne Jones, who is in charge of the Traffic and Road Policing Unit, has pointed to speeding and people getting behind the wheel drunk as the main causes of the significant number of crashes in Cayman. With six people having been killed on local roads so far this year and several critically […]

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Drivers warned kids must wear seat belts

Drivers warned kids must wear seat belts

| 29/08/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The police are warning drivers that if there are children in their vehicles, they must be properly strapped in their seats. Traffic and Roads Policing Unit (TRPU) officers have been increasing checks during back-to-school week and have seen “a large number of children travelling in vehicles who have not been wearing their seatbelts”. Police said […]

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77 road smashes in 10 days

77 road smashes in 10 days

| 11/07/2019 | 107 Comments

(CNS): Crashes and traffic offences continue to plague Cayman’s roads, with 77 reported smashes in the first ten days of July, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. The RCIPS Traffic and Roads Policing Unit said it is doing its best to enforce the law to maintain safety, but after 270 speeding tickets were […]

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New boss for traffic cops unit

New boss for traffic cops unit

| 27/06/2019 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Inspector Dwayne Jones, who has taken over the leadership of the RCIPS Traffic and Roads Policing Unit, is warning drivers that with increased resources, traffic cops will be clamping down even more. Following three years of work by Inspector Ian Yearwood, who has now rotated to a new uniform management position, Jones will be […]

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Road cops to clamp down on unsafe loads

Road cops to clamp down on unsafe loads

| 10/05/2019 | 56 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has released a gallery of images showing some of the unsafe truck loads officers have spotted on Cayman roads recently ahead of plans to crack down on unsafe vehicles. The Traffic and Roads Policing Unit is urging drivers to ensure that loads are safe and secured in such […]

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Six-car pile-up in GT evening rush hour

Six-car pile-up in GT evening rush hour

| 08/05/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Several people sustained minor injuries yesterday evening in George Town when six cars were involved in one crash. The pile-up happened after a Nissan Skyline, exiting the Alissta Towers Plaza on North Sound Road, was hit by a Mercedes Benz SUV, which then ploughed into rush hour stationary traffic just before 5:50pm. The RCIPS […]

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