Dash cam evidence: On Cayman’s roads (Part 1)

| 25/05/2018 | 50 Comments

dash cam evidence(CNS Local Life): Are you tired of taking your life in your hands just getting to work? Does the standard of driving on the roads of the Cayman Islands drive you nuts? Well here’s your chance to vent some of your frustrations. With the increase of dash cams, a lot of those ‘yikes!’ moments are recorded, and if you send the video footage to CNS, we’ll post it here on CNS Local Life. First up: bus drivers.

Following the release of documents containing hundreds of complaints about taxi and bus drivers and reported on CNS Headline News, a reader sent us examples that he had captured of public bus drivers at their worst — see video below.

If you have any dash cam evidence for “On Cayman’s roads (Part 2)”, you can send it to info@caymannewsservice.com. You can remain anonymous or put your name to it, but either way, feel free to vent.

In the meantime, be especially careful driving in the rain. It’s rough out there!

Category: Dash Cam Evidence

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  1. Elvis says:

    There needs to be a dedicated section for dashcam videos so we can submit these idiot drivers and have them dealt with via police 8nvolvment also in the site, serious

  2. Anonymous says:

    I had a Bus stopped and dropping someone off right on the corner of the roundabout to South Sound. I start to pass the Bus, to make the left turn into South Sound and he puts his turn signal on and immediately pulls out without even looking – just missing me. I have seen it so many times, the Bus drops a passenger off and thinks that as soon as he puts the turn signal on, that gives him the RIGHT to immediately pull out without bothering to see what is already approaching (or how near to him it is) in the Lane.
    The other trick is to abruptly pull into the left side of the dual carriageway – halfway into the lane so that the driver behind has to make an emergency stop or make a rapid turn into the next lane – imagine that in rush hour traffic – a rapid maneuver into the right-hand lane is not an easy feat.
    When will they learn that they’re not only endangering other drivers, they are also endangering their Bus full of Passengers !

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  3. Anonymous says:

    There is literally a story about an officer’s initiative in tandem with kids from the Lighthouse School. Not all cops are created equal.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I would like to nominate CNS for police man of the year for doing their jobs for them!

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  5. Anonymous says:

    A good idea but this first video although a couple are horrendous actually breaks the law twice from what I see. When they come on to the roundabout they should have gone into the left hand lane not the middle and the bus must have been on the roundabout therefore has right of way. When traveling along the 3 lane road and the car “undertakes” they should have been in the left hand lane. So if you are going to post these make sure you are following the rules!

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  6. Anonymous says:

    Some good examples of bad driving “on both sides” as Trump would say.

    As a fellow biker, here is my advice to the person with the video camera:
    1. Ride your motorbike at the same speed as the rest of the traffic.
    2. Ride your motorbike in the centre/center of the lane.

    The positioning and speed of your bike encouraged bad driving from people who need no encouragement!

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  7. Anonymous says:

    Why did the rider switch lanes entering the round-a-bout. That is dangerous and a no-no

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Section 3(i) of the new Data Protection Law says that ‘sensitive personal data’ includes video recordings of persons committing criminal acts so unfortunately come January 2019, it will become illegal for persons to share videos of criminal acts online and it will also become illegal to even share such videos with the police. I wonder who had that put into the law??

    CNS: Section 22 (1) deals with exemptions for the purposes of journalism. But it’s a very good point. I have sent a question to the police so we can get an official response – a good idea to get this sorted before January.

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    • Anonymous says:

      People sending videos of criminal acts to CNS may not be journalists and people sending videos of criminal acts to the police probably are not doing so as journalists. What you are offering in terms of showing videos of bad driving and worse is a true public service but the Data Protection Law does not care about public service or public good. Glad that you are checking this out.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Absolutely anyone can be a journalist

      • BELONGER says:

        Let’s get something straight. Most traffic related matters are “not criminal offences” in the Cayman Islands. Eg. Drunk Driving, Speeding, Careless Driving, Dangerous Driving, Illegal Parking etc… If someone is killed due to
        Drunk Driving, Dangerous Driving or Careless Driving then it will become a criminal offence. The only other way it can make the matter become criminal would be to charge under the Penal Code for a Reckless & Negligent Act. This offence would also apply to someone operating a vessel or some type of machinery or equipment in such a way as to endanger public safety.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Just do what they do in the UK and ignore the law. Everything I’ve read so far suggests that the Data Protection Law is an ill-conceived and unworkable joke.

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  9. nauticalone says:

    Pretty much the norm in Cayman now. And the Police are usually not interested it seems.

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  10. Anonymous says:

    This is an excellent idea. Yes, let’s all submit our footage and photos of illegally parked cars, covered number plates, and vehicles with completely black windows(number plate as proof). Then we can make the job of the police easier. I’ll gladly work in an office for them somewhere, sending out fines or officers to all of the offenders.
    Cayman really needs an on-foot traffic warden patrol to take care of a lot of these matters. Could cut down on crime and bring in much welcomed revenue to the police service.

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    • Anonymous says:

      So much money in it!

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    • Anonymous says:

      During 2 recent trips to the hardware store & supermarket, I decided to do a little “window shopping!” I found 17 expired coupons at the first parking lot, and 14 at the next one. This was in only 2 ranks of parking, not the whole lot! I volunteer (or better a paid position!) to travel the parking lots of all major centres and issue citations for expired coupons. With the new registration plates it may require a different strategy, but I am perfectly willing to receive training on that aspect. It would raise serious revenues and free the police to deal with more egregious behaviours.

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      • Anonymous says:

        I think you will see a lot of “expired” coupons with the new registration system. I have an “expired” coupon on my car which I left on so that I can remember what date it needs to be renewed each year.

      • Anonymous says:

        I up -voted your comment, but i think the RCIPS has made it clear that they are not interested in revenue from any other source than speeding tickets. They are wanting to raise the fine from $20 from every mph over the limit as if that is not high enough. They are not willing to do as you suggested and walk though parking lots because it involves more than standing up pointing a speed gun at multiple cars then deciding which one to pin it on. Walking through a parking lot give the officer no thrill and the pay out is not worth all the walking they will have to do.

        With all the fines the RCIPS could be handing out, it is beyond me why they need to raise speeding fines. It obvious they do not catch the majority of speeders doing more than 10 mph above.

  11. Anonymous says:

    This is great!! Keep it going CNS!

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  12. Anonymous says:

    got to send in some motorcyclist video to show you what we have to deal with daily from idiot drivers

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  13. Anonymous says:

    great stuff cns! ..again proving you are ahead of the curve(unlike rcips)… but just like blue spot…the police farce will do nothing!

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  14. Anonymous says:

    Can we also send pictures of licence plates which are tinted? This is illegal. This should be easy for cops to take down the number and go to their homes and fine them where they live.

    CNS: Sure.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Also, as these items are illegal. Why in the world is Customs allowing auto accessory companies to continue to import and sell these covers? There is no other use for them. Yet, they will confiscate a personal massager or art depicting a Cannabis leaf.

      CNS: I’ll follow up on this if you can point to the relevant part of the law that you think makes them illegal.

      • Anonymous says:

        CNS, i am just going by what the RCIPS has said publicly. See below from a previous CNS article.

        Traffic regulations state: “A person who –(a) uses reflex-reflecting material, retro-reflecting characters or any other treatment of the registration plate which renders the characters less easily distinguishable to the eye or which would impair the making of a true photographic image of the plate; or (b) uses screws, bolts or other fixing devices which have the effect of changing the appearance or legibility of any of the characters of the registration plate…”

        https://caymannewsservice.com/2017/05/police-clamp-down-on-obscured-car-plates/

        http://www.radiocayman.gov.ky/rcips-traffic-unit-reminds-public-of-penalties-for-unobstructed-display-of-license-plates–

        To me it would seem counter productive to enforce said laws, but still allow these license plate covers to be legally imported when the only use for a license plate cover is to cover the license plate of a car. Would that not deal with the root of the problem?

        CNS: Sorry, I didn’t follow the thread back. I thought you were referring to dash cams. My fault.

  15. Anonymous says:

    CNS this is amazing! Well done! Great idea!

    The people need to take matters in their own hands. I haven’t seen a cop car over the past 8 days since the last major announcement that cops were cracking down on traffic violations.

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  16. Anonymous says:

    This is going to be fun! *popcorn starts popping

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  17. Anonymous says:

    Jamaican drivers

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  18. Anonymous says:

    Oh you’re going to be flooded with videos now :), will dedicate some of my time to cut some clips from my footage I get every day.

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  19. Anonymous says:

    Jesus! The bus that cuts you off then turns! What a moron!!!!! I see that all the time.

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  20. Anonymous says:

    So much stupid on such a small island.

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  21. Anonymous says:

    They all need to be ticketed and be given probation on their taxi licenses. I understand the more runs they make the more money they make but when someone is injured or killed because of their recklessness, I hope the money was worth it.

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    • Anonymous says:

      All you’ve seen is a few clips of some sort of public transport . As a taxi driver , I see a lot worse every day all day and it’s 99.9% private cars . Imagine the ratio of private vs public transport . Anyway we should all be more careful and stop being so aggressive .

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