Road safety warning for drivers on Sister Islands

| 21/11/2008

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) is reminding motorists in the Sister Islands to take care whilst driving. “Road safety has been a concern for the police since Hurricane Paloma and some members of the public have expressed concern about the increased speeds at which cars and dump trucks are being driven,” said Chief Inspector Malcolm Kay who has had oversight of policing in the Sister Islands since the hurricane.

Heavy equipment and dump truck drivers are reminded to obey the speed limits and drive with caution when approaching Brac Power and Light vehicles repairing lines and other road side clean-up crews.

CI Kay said, “Due to the large and unusual sized loads being carried by dump trucks during the clean-up operation, many dump truck operators have removed the tail gate from their vehicles. It is essential that if this is done that the loads being carried are secure and do not cause any accidents or injuries to other road users because of debris falling from the truck.”

In light of the phased reopening of several schools, drivers are asked to take special note of these safety measures.

Licensing and inspection of vehicles: Drivers whose vehicle licenses have expired over the past two weeks have been granted a reprieve while the Government Administrative building in Cayman Brac was not able to receive payment. A deadline of Monday 1 December has been agreed to get all vehicles in order.

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