After giving motorists “courtesy warnings” regarding new speed limit signs around Grand Cayman, police will begin issuing tickets in the new lower speed zones.
Last week, officers stopped cars on West Bay Road near the Governors Square complex, reminding drivers about the reduction in speed limits there from the previous 40 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour. Officers did not issue any tickets during the March 16 operation, only warnings.
“This first exercise was a courtesy,” RCIPS Sgt. Lenford Butler said. “We realize a 15 mile per hour change in that area is significant and drivers need to adjust to it.”
Another enforcement area was Shamrock Road near Lantern Point condos in Prospect, where 13 traffic tickets were handed out in one morning for unlicensed and unregistered vehicles.
In addition to the sharp drop in the speed limit on West Bay Road, the speed limit has been reduced on Austin Connolly Drive in East End between Morritt’s Tortuga and the Royal Reef Resort, going from 50 miles per hour to 35 miles per hour.
Speed limits on sections of Crewe Road and Shamrock Road have been reduced from 40 mph to 30 mph.
Some speed changes have posted higher limits as well.
Certain roads in West Bay including North West Point Road, Town Hall Road and Batabano Road will allow drivers to go five miles per hour faster. Speed limits have also increased from 25 mph to 30 mph on Hirst Road in Savannah and on Anton Bodden Road.
In George Town, speeds have increased from 25 mph to 35 mph on North Sound Road from Bobby Thompson Way to the Butterfield roundabout and on the Esterley Tibbetts connection to Willie Farrington Drive in West Bay.