2 arrests for driving while intoxicated, 12 speeding tickets as part of the resumption of Operation Quaker in terms of road safety
Police made two arrests on suspicion of impaired driving and issued 12 speeding tickets during the first weekend of the resumption of the “Operation Quaker” road safety campaign.
The initiative resumed Friday October 22 following a fatal collision in which Filipino Carlos Luyang Patricio, 37, was killed on South Church Street on October 16.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said in a press release that the campaign, originally launched in May, focused on “nighttime speeding and drinking and driving.”
In July, police announced they were ending Operation Quaker, replacing it with a more targeted approach.
However, police relaunched the campaign a week after the fatal collision on South Church Street, saying the operation’s renewed focus would involve an increased police presence and law enforcement at known hot spots, including the speeding enforcement at various locations, as well as vehicle checkpoints and visibility patrols, RCIPS said.
Chief Inspector Malcolm Kay of Specialized Operations added in a press release on Wednesday that the police presence on the roads would be enhanced with the support of special constables from RCIPS to provide “increased enforcement and visibility.”
He implored the public to adopt “good driving habits, especially with regard to drunk driving and speeding, which are the main contributors to fatal crashes in the Cayman Islands.”
In addition to the arrests for drunk driving and tickets issued for speeding, 24 other tickets were issued during the first weekend of the resumption of the operation.
The statement said officers also responded to 16 motor vehicle collision service calls during the same period.
Inspector Dwayne Jones, head of the Traffic and Roads Police Unit, highlighted the potential for “dire consequences” for drivers involved in crashes.
“Driving at night already has its challenges with reduced visibility of the surroundings, so when motorists choose to speed up and consume drugs and / or alcohol before driving, the roads can quickly become a dangerous environment. for all road users, ”he said in The version.
He asked motorists “to understand that speeding and driving under the influence is just not worth the risk when you consider the financial implications if you get caught, but more importantly, the often dire consequences of be involved in an accident “.
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