Latest traffic clamp down nets rogue drivers

| 25/09/2014

(CNS): The RCIPS doled out tickets to a dozen drivers on Wednesday during the latest traffic clamp down. Although the cops are focusing on unsafe loads after issuing warnings last week about the dangers associated with overloaded or badly loaded trucks, they were also on the look-out for other offences. Uniform officers from the George Town Police Station carried out the traffic checks along Huldah Avenue at the junction of the Smith Road Oval on 24 September. An RCIPS spokesperson said that more than 12 people were prosecuted for traffic offencesranging from unlicensed vehicles, driving without insurance and failing to wear seatbelt.

The offence of unsafe load is one of the key offences being targeted as well and the operations will continue the police stated. The Department of Vehicle Licensing are also partnering with the RCIPS on these traffic operations.

Category: Crime

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Why does the enforcement of basic traffic laws seem like a "special event" in RCIP law enforcement?

  2. Anonymous says:

    How about heavy fines for the cement trucks that keep dumping their loads on the roads. Government prepares beautiful new roads and the cement trucks ruin them.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Don't forget the poor driving and lack of signaling at the round abouts 

  4. Anonymous says:

    When you consider that the roadblock was visible well before reaching it, which dunce allowed him/herself to be caught not wearing a seatbelt?

  5. Anonymous says:

    If its so successful, then why is it not done more often?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Please, just have an officer walk regularly the major parking lots in the Cayman Islands, stick a ticket under the windshield wiper if license expired, windows are tinted too dark etc, and move on! Road blocks are good, but that doesn't mean it is the only way to deal with this kind of stuff.

  7. Anonymous says:

    This is all well and goodbut we need the police to be pulling over the dangerous drivers we all seem to be encountering on our roads. You, the reader, know the type. Weaving in and out of traffic and overtaking at reckless speeds, sometimes on an unbroken centre line, riding dangerously close to the vehicle in front, and other such moronic behaviour, all committed safe in the knowledge there's little if any chance of being pulled over. Officers at roadblocks are incapable of catching these road scoundrels, so let's see police vehicle in traffic, please.

    • Anonymous says:

      I see it every day, you see it every day, everyone on the road here sees it every day.  You have a better chance of getting killed by a guy passing on a blind curve then you will seeing a cop pull over any bad and aggressive drivers here in Cayman.  For some reason (that must be a really great one) Officers here are incapable of pulling over and ticketing bad drivers.  Perhaps because the person they pull over might be in one of the many intitled Caymanian tribes and like many of us  the officers are afraid of loseing their jobs because of pissing off someone who knows an honorable for life tribal leader?  That or its overly dangerouse to go around pulling over cars here with the dark tinted windows.

  8. Anonymous says:

    There should be more stopping and of course a clamp down on driving whilst using a mobile phone.  I have seen many near misses with people using their phones particularly when going around roundabouts.  The message is not getting through in Cayman, driving while using a mobile phone is dangerous.  Why is the law not enforced on a regular basis?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Please keep this up RCIPS.  Go harder.  Jackasses are out there just daring you to pull them over.  Go get 'em!

    • Anonymous says:

      Lookout for the Police too! They don't know how to drive either! Terrible example! (jus' sayin')