Reckless driving caught on video

Police are trying to identify a motorist caught on camera earlier this month overtaking traffic on the shoulder of oncoming traffic along Shamrock Road.

Inspector Dwayne Jones of the RCIPS Traffic and Roads Policing Unit said overtaking in this manner will not be tolerated.

“I am appalled to know that such a level of dangerous driving is being practiced on our streets. This cannot be condoned, and this is cause for motorists to appraise the way they maneuver vehicles on the roadways, as there is an inherent duty of care to other road users,” Jones said in an email to the Cayman Compass.

He said that he commends the provider of the video, who captured the footage on a dash cam, for bringing such behaviour to the attention of the police and community.

“Additionally, we will try to identify the driver and, where practicable, he/she will be prosecuted for the blatant offenses committed,” Jones said.

Dangerous driving on Cayman’s roads is not unusual. In the four-day period of 17-20 Jan., 35 traffic collisions were reported to police, and in the month of December, just under 300 collisions were recorded and 1,300 tickets were issued for offences like speeding and use of mobile phones while driving.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Where I live in the UK, the police have a dedicated system that allows motorists to file complaints based on footage caught by their dashcams. I don’t know what that was shot on but my 1080p dashcam would have caught the reg of the offending vehicle and it is admissible (in it’s original and unedited version) as evidence. Time for RCIPS to catch up on this here?

  2. I’m surprised that Inspector Jones is surprised “that such a level of dangerous driving is being practiced on our streets.” Those of us driving see it on a daily basis. Clearly his staff aren’t reporting the true state of affairs on our roads.