Push for road safety in Bodden Town

| 12/08/2008

(CNS): A joint police and Vehicle Licensing Department operation resulted in 21 people being prosecuted for various traffic offences and one person being arrested on an outstanding warrant. The operation was conducted Thursday, 7 August 7 on Bodden Town Road in the vicinity of Savannah Meadows by officers from the Bodden Town police station and vehicle license inspectors.

Under the traffic law (2003) vehicle license inspectors are permitted to conduct roadside checks.

“Road safety should be a concern for all Cayman Islands residents,” said Sergeant Sharon Campbell-Dyke from Bodden Town. “Whenever you get behind the wheel, whether it be for work or pleasure purposes you should consider if you are doing so safely. Businesses also have a responsibility to ensure their vehicles are good working condition.”

The Streetskill campaign, launched on May 1 2006 by the National Roads Authority (NRA), the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) and the Cayman Islands Road Safety Advisory Council (CIRSAC)), is aimed at educating motorists and influencing their behaviour and will continue throughout 2008.

Organisers are looking for feedback on the campaign and welcome ideas and thoughts from the community. Residents are encouraged to contact deborah.denis@gov.ky – 244-3004 or marion.pandohie@gov.ky – 244-5865. Any individual or business interested in supporting the Streetskill campaign should contact either Deborah Denis or Marion Pandohie.

Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact
their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling crime
stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their
information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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