Holiday road campaign racks up arrests

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service’s holiday “Stay Alive” road safety initiative has led to 21 arrests through last Tuesday.  

According to traffic police, the arrests occurred between 30 November and 11 December.  

Twelve of the arrests were on suspicion of driving under the influence; the remaining nine were for dangerous driving, disqualified driving, leaving the scene of accidents, or having no licence or no insurance.  

Aside from the arrests, 49 people were ticketed for speeding, another 20 for using a cell phone while driving and 57 citations were handed out during the period for not wearing seat belts.  

Fifty-four accidents occurred during the two-week period, police said.  

“It’s disappointing that so many people continue to ignore our advice,” said RCIPS Superintendent Adrian Seales. “Too many families have already lost loved ones on our roads, and we all need to play our part to make our roads much safer.”  

The road safety enforcement effort will run through 4 January. 

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