Police nab speeders

Monday 8th January, 2007 Posted: 17:38 CIT (22:38 GMT)

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Forty–one people were caught and prosecuted for speeding on Sunday by officers from the Traffic Management Department.

As part the unit’s drive to keep people safe on the

roads, officers were out in force across the entire island.

“Operation ‘Clamp Down’ was launched at the beginning of December to ensure that people abided by the traffic laws over the festive period. However, due to its success, this operation will now continue indefinitely,” Police Commissioner Stuart Kernohan said in a press release.

“We are committed to reducing the number of collisions taking place on the roads and we will use all avenues available to us including both enforcement and education.”

The RCIPS is calling on the entire community to get on board with the Streetskill campaign and start taking responsibility for their actions on the roads.

Businesses and companies are being encouraged to show their support for the campaign this month by taking part in an island–wide Dress Down Day. On 26 January, workers at participating companies will be allowed to wear a Streetskill T–shirt to work, highlighting the importance of road safety and encouraging everybody to get involved.

The Streetskill campaign, launched on May 1 by the National Roads Authority, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service and the Cayman Islands Road Safety Advisory Council is aimed at educating motorists and influencing their behaviour.