Youth groups boost safe driving message

CUC supports campaign

The Cayman Islands Road Safety Advisory Council’s annual campaign against drunk driving was boosted this year by a group of young drivers who added their voice and financial support to getting the message to all road users.

CIRSAC members

Cayman Islands Road Safety Advisory Council members, CUCs manager for Corporate Communications Caren Thompson, representatives of Fotzu Racing and Import Projektz get together to promote safe driving over the holidays. CIRSAC launched its programme against drunk driving with the aid of CUC and the two groups of young people whose organisations support responsible road use. Photo: Submitted

CIRSAC’s campaign, launched in early December, provided 20,000 business cards featuring taxi numbers and the safe driving message, which were distributed to bars and restaurants in all three islands. Posters and flyers with the anti-drunk driving message were also printed and distributed to public places.

Funding for the campaign was provided by Caribbean Utilities Company, which donates $500 towards printed material for the CIRSAC campaign every year.

In addition, Fotzu Racing, a group of 20 young men founded about a year ago to promote safe driving among youngsters, and Import Projektz, another group of car enthusiasts which supports responsible road use, got together to host a fundraising car wash and donated the proceeds to CIRSAC to support the campaign. Both groups are associate members of CIRSAC.

The car wash, held on 19 November at Wendy’s Seven Mile Beach, provided another $300 in cash donation to CIRSAC. The event was supported by Wendy’s and Digital Designs.

CUC’s Corporate Communications manager Caren Thompson presented the company’s contribution to some of CIRSAC’s board members, who also received the donation from members of Fotzu Racing and Import Projektz. CIRSAC members also presented campaign material to the young volunteers to assist in their distribution.

At the presentation exercise Fotzu Racing was represented by Nesgil Mercado, Jimmy Bodden, Jonathan Legaspi, Xavier Mariano, Jeffrey Guevara and Alvin Marnilo. Import Projektz’s Troy Brady, Dwayne Dixon and Boris Brady represented their group, which also has members Luiganey Bocuher, Echard McLaughlin and Anthony McLean.

CIRSAC was represented by members Aileen Samuel, Vincent Walters, Robert Campbell and Denis Thibeault.