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Following police instructions on the road

Following police instructions on the road

| 12/11/2018 | 3 Comments
If a policeman is directing traffic contrary to the working traffic lights what are drivers supposed to do? Specifically, when the policeman at the junction of Fort Street, Harbour Drive and North Church Street is waving traffic forward but the lights are red, am I supposed to commit an offence by [...]

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Drivers need to turn off their high beams

Drivers need to turn off their high beams

| 23/10/2018 | 39 Comments
What are the laws regarding the use of high beam lights in vehicles? I’m constantly blinded by at least 35% of vehicles driving around with high beam lights for no real reason. Maybe you can ask RCIPS as well if this is not enforceable or should I just have a spotlight to beam back into […] [...]

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Buses should not stop in roundabouts

Buses should not stop in roundabouts

| 22/10/2018 | 13 Comments
What are the rules in regard to where school buses can stop? I have seen a school bus stop on the roundabout by Hurley’s (on the inside lane) to allow children to disembark. It appears incredibly dangerous to me to expect all traffic entering the roundabout to stop. [...]

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Apply online for police clearance

Apply online for police clearance

| 19/07/2018 | 0 Comments
Delivering the application for a police clearance usually takes well over half an hour. Given the demand, do the police plan make the process faster and, if so, when? Auntie’s answer: Actually, the police have already streamlined the process. You can now submit and pay for an application for a pol [...]

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Too many police at pedestrian crossing

Too many police at pedestrian crossing

| 14/05/2018 | 4 Comments
I would like to know why the RCIPS feels it is necessary to have officers (sometimes three) directing traffic and pedestrians at a junction where there are perfectly operating lights that do this function? I am referring to the junction of Fort Street and Harbour Drive and North Church Street.  Hav [...]

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Wants information on police traffic unit

Wants information on police traffic unit

| 29/01/2018 | 8 Comments
Do we have a count of how many of the 407 RCIPS (343 enlisted, 64 civilian) are engaged full time in the Traffic Unit? How much of the more than $30 million/year we pay is apportioned to that unit, and how do they rationalise that expenditure? Is there an annual report or statistics that can [&helli [...]

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Loud trucks a public nuisance

Loud trucks a public nuisance

| 05/11/2017 | 18 Comments
Truck noise has become a real nuisance on Cayman. But it appears the police do not care to enforce the law that trucks meet manufacturers’ standards. Some of these trucks emit up to 90dB of noise, and seem to enjoy doing so. Auntie’s answer: I checked with the RCIPS about your question and a [...]

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Upset by drivers using cell phones

Upset by drivers using cell phones

| 04/10/2017 | 9 Comments
There seems to have been a large increase in the number of drivers on mobile phones in recent months (even more than usual). I rarely undertake a journey without seeing at least one driver holding their phone out in front of them whilst driving. Other jurisdictions such as the UK are clamping down h [...]

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Worried about dangerous drivers in neighbourhood

Worried about dangerous drivers in neighbourhood

| 03/10/2017 | 6 Comments
I live on Old Crewe Road and have lived there for a number of years. Lately, I have noticed more and more cars become extremely aggressive in their driving, some going over 50mph and passing other cars on the road going nearly as fast. With this road being a residential road, also having a school [& [...]

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Police patrols at Public Beach

Police patrols at Public Beach

| 01/03/2017 | 30 Comments
Why is there not an RCIPS officer assigned to Public Beach during busy periods and the weekend? (I saw) people openly smoking weed in the cabanas, leaving their young children unattended in the sea. A young life was almost lost due to the complete negligence of the parents who should be locked up. A [...]

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Who can access police reports?

Who can access police reports?

| 02/02/2017 | 3 Comments
If an individual were to make a report to the police or through a 911 operator, would it be possible for an individual who works in the Office of the Complaints Commissioner (OCC) to access and read/download/amend the report in any way? Auntie’s answer: When making a police report, it is certainly [...]

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Get dangerous bikers off the road

Get dangerous bikers off the road

| 07/12/2016 | 8 Comments
What can be done about the crazy motorbikers who use the roads to carry out dangerous stunts, even when there is traffic around? Last night a young man balanced on his seat whilst still moving and then went onto one wheel at 5:45pm, so when there was lots of traffic. I was driving behind him and d [...]

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Paying for a parking ticket

Paying for a parking ticket

| 25/07/2016 | 10 Comments
Do I have to pay a parking ticket if the police have not entered it? Recently while I had visitors borrowing my car they got a ticket in town. They tried to pay it at the clerk of the court on the same day but the office was closed. My visitors left and three days […] [...]

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