Sixty-two drivers were found to be breaking the traffic law in one way or another during three traffic enforcement operations carried out in West Bay Monday.
During two daylight operations conducted on Town Hall Road and West Bay Road two people were found to be using a vehicle with expired registration and without a certificate of road worthiness, eight people were booked for speeding, sixteen people were found not wearing their seatbelts and 31 people were prosecuted for failing to comply with a traffic sign.
During an evening road block, one man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, two people were booked for speeding and two others were warned for minor traffic offences.
‘Our intentions with these road blocks are two-fold,’ said Royal Cayman Islands Chief Inspector Angelique Howell. ‘Firstly, we need to ensure people are abiding by the traffic laws – speeding, drinking and driving and not wearing seatbelts puts lives at risk and we have a duty to ensure road users stay safe. And secondly, criminals use the roads; they move around and carry drugs and guns in their vehicles. These blocks put pressure on the criminals and assist in our intelligence gathering.’
31 people were prosecuted for failing to comply with a traffic sign.