More arrests in holiday road crackdown

Nearly 50 people have been arrested over the past month for various driving offenses during the Royal Cayman Islands Police holiday road safety campaign.

Between Nov. 29 and Dec. 30, police arrested a total of 47 drivers in connection with the “Stay Alive” road safety crackdown that will continue through Jan. 5.

Thirty two of the 47 motorists were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. The other 15 were arrested on other offenses such as driving while using a cell phone, speeding, or failure to wear a seat belt.

Since Nov. 29, police detected a total of 181 traffic violations. The violations break down as follows:

79 people prosecuted for using a cell phone while driving.

60 people prosecuted for speeding

24 people prosecuted for failing to wear a seat belt

There have been 128 vehicle collisions during the holiday period as well, police said.

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  1. Which I think brings the DUI total for the month to a distinctly unimpressive 27!

    In the meantime there have been 128 reported (and presumably more than a few unreported) road accidents.

    So the averages work out at less than one DUI a day but over four road accidents every day during your road safety ‘blitz’.

    RCIPS, just to put some of these figures in perspective could you tell us how many drivers were breathalysed in total over the four weeks? Could you also confirm that all drivers involved in the crashes were tested and tell us what the results were?