RSSTraffic Questions

Following police instructions on the road

Following police instructions on the road

| 12/11/2018 | 2 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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Segways and the Traffic Law

Segways and the Traffic Law

| 01/11/2018 | 21 Comments
1. Should the Segways that go along West Bay Road use the road or the pavement? I have seen pedestrians forced into the road when they are on the pavement, but also deliberately hold up traffic when they are on the road. 2. I have been seeing Segway tours being conducted on the sand on Seven [&hell [...]

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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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Outraged by school bus drivers

Outraged by school bus drivers

| 15/10/2018 | 11 Comments
Who is in charge of the school buses? The way many of them are driven is appalling! One turned so sharply into my street that there was barely an inch between the bus and the front right corner of my car …and as for stopping IN roundabouts or speeding! Children are probably learning from these [...]

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Motorcyclists need to keep to the road

Motorcyclists need to keep to the road

| 08/10/2018 | 2 Comments
Is it lawful to drive a motorcycle in the bicycle lanes or on the shoulder of the road to bypass traffic (usually a rush hour event to bypass a mile or so of traffic, not just one obstruction)? Auntie’s answer: I have received several questions regarding motorcycles and rules of the road (as an ex [...]

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Unhappy with road repair after trenching

Unhappy with road repair after trenching

| 10/09/2018 | 2 Comments
If a utility company digs up a government asphalt residential road to lay piping, are you able to find out what the rules are regarding how they are required to leave the road? Our residential road was dug up all down one side, the company did not replace/cover the trench in the same asphalt but a [...]

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How loud can you play music when driving?

How loud can you play music when driving?

| 23/08/2018 | 11 Comments
I was wondering if there was some sort of legal limit on how loud music should be in one’s car? I have stopped next to people whose music is booming and I myself have had music playing very loudly in my car (some music is just better loud). I ask this because when I have […] [...]

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Is speeding ticket still valid?

Is speeding ticket still valid?

| 15/08/2018 | 3 Comments
What is the statute of limitations on issuing a speeding ticket in Grand Cayman? Auntie’s answer: I followed up with the reader to clarify that more than six months have elapsed since he was stopped for speeding and he has not received the ticket, so he was wondering if the statute of limitations [...]

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Cyclists need to ride on the left

Cyclists need to ride on the left

| 15/07/2018 | 15 Comments
I am a Caymanian who has visited and even stayed in several different countries. I have always been curious why cyclists here are allowed to ride on the wrong side of the road – is it even legal? In most countries, all modes of transport have to abide by strict road codes including cyclists hand [ [...]

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Motorcycles should stay in their lane

Motorcycles should stay in their lane

| 09/07/2018 | 9 Comments
I very frequently notice motorcycles and scooters driving down the middle of the road and in the bicycle lanes in an apparent effort to evade traffic. Is this practice legal? If so, how does it affect other drivers’ “right of way” within their lane position? If there was an accident, how is fa [...]

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Why are security guards directing traffic?

Why are security guards directing traffic?

| 25/06/2018 | 9 Comments
I would like to know why there are two security guards stopping cars at the entrance to the Royal Palms where the new tunnel is being built so that vehicles coming out of there can get on to West Bay Road? Last week I was forced to stop so that the guard could let out […] [...]

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Has speed limit been changed?

Has speed limit been changed?

| 30/05/2018 | 13 Comments
What is the speed limit on Eastern Avenue? It used to be 30 mph, but now the limit on West Bay Road has been reduced from 40 mph to 25 mph I am not sure if it has changed, too, and there are no road signs. Auntie’s answer: Well, this is an easy and straightforward […] [...]

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The rules for merging in traffic

The rules for merging in traffic

| 28/05/2018 | 6 Comments
I feel I should know the answer to this, but I don’t. With several roads now with merge lanes it’s probably worth asking. Do the cars in the merging, lesser lane, give way to the main lane, or has it changed like the UK did to “zipper” merging (like a zip) where each car should […] [...]

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The plight of pedestrians crossing the road

The plight of pedestrians crossing the road

| 24/05/2018 | 23 Comments
Given recent tragic accidents there has been a lot of discussion about safety for pedestrians. Given that, I’d like to ask about the legality of the Caymankind habit of “beckoning”. At first glance, the kind gesture of a driver to slow down or stop, flick their lights and motion with their han [...]

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Reporting dangerous drivers to the police

Reporting dangerous drivers to the police

| 23/05/2018 | 10 Comments
Who should we call if we see dangerous driving on the roads and would like to report the licence plate? Auntie’s answer: There are two possibilities depending on the timing of the event, a police spokesperson explained. If you see an incident on the road taking place and “you believe that the dr [...]

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