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A new Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing office in West Bay, improved transportation and enhanced cybersecurity were among the items Minister of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure Joey Hew touched on during his address to the Legislative Assembly Wednesday.
More than 3,000 vehicle owners have so far taken advantage of the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing six-month amnesty, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
The Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing’s inspection pit at its Crewe Road location will be closed on Wednesdays for the foreseeable future, starting on 28 Aug.
The Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing issued a clarification that visitors to the Cayman Islands are no longer required to pay $16 for a permit in order to drive legally on Cayman’s roads.
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Sometimes the best way out of a seemingly hopeless mess is to simply hit ‘reset’ and start over – provided, of course, that there is a plan to ensure the situation does not again get out of hand.
Owners of unlicensed vehicles are getting a six-month amnesty, starting from Monday, during which their unpaid backlog of licensing fees will be waived.
Residents of Grand Cayman can expect much longer traffic delays and even greater road congestion if government does not act quickly, warned Prospect legislator Austin Harris, speaking Thursday before the Legislative Assembly.
The Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing will remind drivers when their vehicle licenses are due for renewal via SMS text messages and a new mobile app, the department advised Friday.
Government will present two new online services at a showcase event on Thursday, Oct. 25.
If you've taken the Cayman Islands' written drivers' license exam, you know it's no walk in the park. Editorial Writer Jennifer Hemmingsen shares readers' reactions to a Compass story about the topic.
We don’t know if the DVDL considers the test to be more than a decades-old joke, but we can assure them, the public is not laughing. With this kind of failure rate – and the presence of outlandish, irrelevant questions – surely someone exists within the agency who is not asleep at the proverbial wheel.
The failure rate in the written drivers’ license tests taken last year was almost 50 percent, according to Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing records.
A third person has been arrested in connection with a bribery case involving a Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing Department employee.
From the outset we have been of the position that the electronic tags were a “solution” in search of a problem.
The Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing has uploaded its latest list of new electronic license plates that are ready for collection.
A second person has been arrested in connection with a bribery case involving a Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing department employee.
From time to time, we find ourselves wondering if managerial-level government officials are going about their jobs with their “eyes wide shut.”
Drivers who want to find out if their new car registration numbers are ready to be picked up can now check on the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing website.
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In regard to Cayman’s electronic plates, officials have introduced cutting-edge UHF technology into an area where government had not yet achieved mastery of “metal” and “sticker” technology.
Although more than 16,000 electronic license plates and window coupons have been issued by the Cayman Islands Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing, scanning devices which allow police to automatically “read” those tags are not in use.
Cayman drivers due to receive their new electronic vehicle license plates and registration window stickers are waiting weeks – even months in some cases – to get the new plates after their cars pass inspection.
Those seeking new Cayman Islands drivers’ licenses are being told they may have to wait between two and three months before they can take a road test at the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing on Grand Cayman.
The Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing announced it will close all of its offices Dec. 15 “to facilitate a staff function and meeting.”
The Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing office in Crewe Road, George Town, will open longer for two days every week during December, the department announced this week.
Police and the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing are advising motorists that temporary license plates must be replaced with new plates as soon as possible.
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Arek Ebanks, a Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing inspector who crashed a car he was checking, pleaded guilty to careless driving Monday and was sentenced to a $250 fine or one month’s imprisonment.
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The Cayman Islands Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing repeatedly failed to perform one of its most basic functions properly, contravening the Traffic Law and costing the public purse millions in uncollected fees, the Cayman Compass can reveal.
Certain cash-handling procedures in the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing raised red flags for internal audit staff who reviewed the department in October 2016. In one of the procedures, the audit staff described a “lack of accountability.”
If Mr. Dixon needs more resources — people, money or whatever — let him make his case to the sharp-penciled “budgeteers” in central government. What he cannot do is simply ignore the mess in the department he oversees.
About 60 percent of the vehicles that were issued temporary paper license tags since late last year have received new electronic license plates from the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing.
Starting next month, the Cayman Islands Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing will begin issuing new electronic license plates, and there are a few pointers the department has for new plate recipients.
New electronic license plates will be issued starting next month, about three months later than the Cayman Islands government initially planned.
The key concern goes beyond the infractions themselves to their implications and the consequences. We cannot allow the lack of consequences for “no plates” and “no-see plates” to enable the commission of serious violent crimes, or to foster an overall disrespect for our police officers and the law itself.
It has been puzzling me for several years as to why we do not have a facility at the airport for visitors to purchase a visitor driving permit. There are thousands of people who come here yearly to visit friends and family and who may wish to drive a car but not necessarily hire one.
The government signed a five-year contract with a multinational company to provide new electronic license plates and vehicle registration coupons for more than 45,000 drivers. However, the cost of the winning bid will not be made public.
The process of changing all of Cayman’s registered vehicles’ license plates to electronic tags, which is expected to take up to three years, will begin next month when the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing introduces the new service.
Government offices and services will be closing throughout the Christmas and new year period.
“Human error” has been blamed for a July 11 accident in which a Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing inspector, while driving a sports car he was examining, vaulted it over a median, into a light pole and onto the opposite lanes of a busy Grand Cayman road in lunchtime traffic.
A government vehicle inspector totaled a sports car he was testing, leading to a charge of “careless driving,” which could result in a fine, jail time or disqualification of driving for up to a year.
The Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing offices will close early Friday for a staff function, according to the department.
A Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing inspector who drove a sports car he was inspecting into a light pole, over the median and onto the opposite lanes of Crewe Road in July will face prosecution for careless driving.
The new Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing branch is now open to the public at the SouthCoast Plaza in Breakers, Bodden Town. The plaza opened on Thursday, Oct. 14, and features a full inspection station, registration and drivers’ licensing kiosks offering similar services to the one on Crewe Road in George Town.
The Williams family’s new life in the Cayman Islands started off with a bang — and a crash, and a thud … But no “I’m sorry” from port personnel who dropped their shipping container, causing tens of thousands of dollars of damage to its contents, including their car, scooters and other property.
The traffic case involving a Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing vehicle inspector who crashed a car he was test driving on July 11 has gone to local prosecutors for a ruling.
The head of Cayman’s Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing said Friday that his inspectors “have and continue to test vehicles on public roads,” in response to Cayman Compass questions about an ongoing investigation into a July 11 auto crash involving a DVDL inspector.
A Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing inspector who drove a 1996 Toyota Supra into a light pole and onto the opposite lanes of Crewe Road Monday afternoon is due back at work Monday, according to department officials.
Johnny Salas was going to sell his 1996 Toyota Supra after getting it registered at the Cayman Islands Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing Monday.
The Department of Vehicle and Drivers Licensing has suspended some garages from doing inspections in the wake of claims they were passing non-roadworthy vehicles, Planning Minister Kurt Tibbetts said Tuesday.