Speeding a concern in Eastern districts

Over the last week, 46 traffic offences have been detected in the eastern districts with speeding being the most common offence, according to Area Commander for the Eastern Districts, Chief Inspector Richard Barrow.

‘Throughout Bodden Town, East End and North Side speeding vehicles continue to be a problem,’ he said.

‘In one case we caught a vehicle doing 67mph in a 30mph zone in North Side. This is a hugely excessive speed which put the driver and the public at risk.’

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, Neighbourhood Police Officers, the StreetSkills committee, the National Roads Authority, and the Cayman Islands Road Safety Advisory Council all work hard to promote road safety and encourage responsible driving practices.

‘We all have a responsibility to make sure we keep the roads as safe as possible,’ said Mr. Barrow.

‘When you get behind the wheel, think about your actions. Speeding generally does not get you where you want to go any quicker than sticking to the speed limit anyway, it’s just dangerous and irresponsible.’

Anyone who would like to support the StreetSkills committee is asked to contact Deborah Denis at [email protected] or 244-3004.

Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling Crime Stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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