Brac cops net 50 drivers in traffic op

| 18/08/2009

(CNS): The RCIPS said they were following through with a traffic crackdown after the public expressed concern over road safety at a recent police community meeting on Cayman Brac. Police said that 50 motorists have been prosecuted for breaking the traffic law who were netted in a July traffic operation. “All drivers have a responsibility to ensure their safety, the safety of their passengers and the safety of other road users and this starts with obeying all the traffic laws,” said Area Commander Chief Inspector Malcolm Kay.

“Residents voiced concerns about poor driving practices at our community meeting and we responded by stepping up enforcement. We hope all drivers will see this as a warning and start taking road safety more seriously,” the senior cop stated.

A number of measures have been taken recently to ensure that officers in Cayman Brac can carry out their roles effectively, including fitting a second marked police vehicle with mobile radar equipment and re-qualification of officers in the use of the radar machine.  In the July crackdown police said the following tickets were handed out:

Exceeding the speed limit – 25

Failing to wear seat belt – 16

Driving whilst intoxicated – 3

Careless driving – 1

Refusing / failing to provide specimen of blood – 1

Carrying a child not wearing a seat belt – 1

Causing obstruction while stationary – 1

Defective lights – 1

Failing to comply with a traffic signal – 1

Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Sister 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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  1. Anonymous says:

    Now let’s hope they put the same effort into fighting the drug problem in Cayman Brac.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Seems like the Brac Cops are just as good at earning their salaries as the Grand Cayman Cops.

    Just go out once a month and charge the driving public.

    Meanwhile all other crime is left to the Public to solve for them,