RSSTraffic Questions

Cyclists need to ride on the left

Cyclists need to ride on the left

| 15/07/2018 | 4 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 | 12 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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Cayman needs more street signs

Cayman needs more street signs

| 18/03/2018 | 7 Comments
Well, Auntie, since the National Roads Authority is winning all kinds of Ask Auntie accolades and awards, how about asking them to do a better job on road signage, or perhaps ask them about the lack thereof? For those of us who have been around a while and know our way around it’s not an [&hel [...]

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Praise for Crewe Road roundabout

Praise for Crewe Road roundabout

| 07/03/2018 | 9 Comments
Who, or what government department, was responsible for designing the new roundabout at the beginning of Crewe Road by the airport? I ask because it is working so well, solving a serious problem at a notorious black spot for traffic accidents. I think the designers should get public recognition. Aun [...]

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Which department repairs potholes?

Which department repairs potholes?

| 01/03/2018 | 3 Comments
Who does one contact to get potholes sorted/the road re-surfaced? Is there a petition-type process to get one’s road re-surfaced, besides having some dignitary live on your street? On a slightly related point, in terms of damage to one’s vehicle as a result of these monster potholes, does the NR [...]

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Taking cell phone video on the road

Taking cell phone video on the road

| 29/11/2017 | 1 Comment
Just wondering what the actual cell phone and driving laws are here in Cayman. Is it legal to be driving with your phone on your dash recording a video of yourself ranting on about your latest beefs? Doesn’t seem to be paying attention to the road and can’t you wait until you get home to [&helli [...]

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Driver wants answers on roadblock

Driver wants answers on roadblock

| 21/11/2017 | 7 Comments
Can you let us know why the police are blocking off the road in the morning that connects you to the Newlands bypass (East-West Arterial) and, more importantly, to Prospect Primary School? Auntie’s answer: The police have put a roadblock in place to limit access to Poindexter Road in the morning, [...]

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Tour bus drivers holding microphones

Tour bus drivers holding microphones

| 29/10/2017 | 14 Comments
I often see coach drivers, in the mid-size coaches, driving whilst giving their passengers a commentary on a hand-held microphone. Is this legal? Auntie’s answer: You may be surprised to learn that it is legal for drivers of tour coaches to use one hand to hold a microphone while driving with the [...]

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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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What are the rules for using Segways?

What are the rules for using Segways?

| 05/09/2017 | 46 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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