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Traffic and Roads Policing Unit officers at Bodden Town Police Station

(CNS): With the level of serious collisions on Grand Cayman’s roads rising, the RCIPS has launched an additional Traffic and Roads Policing Unit to cover the Eastern Districts in an effort to reduce the number of crashes and address poor driving and community concerns.

The new unit will be led by Sergeant Joleta Wolliston and overseen by Inspector Andre Tahal, who will now head two traffic units, with the dividing line at Red Bay.

While increasing traffic, especially during the morning and evening commute, there have been more collisions on the roads and more concern about the behaviour of drivers and their failure to observe the law. Nine people were killed on the roads last year, and four people have already lost their lives on local roads this year.

Police Commissioner Derek Byrne said he hoped the new unit will reassure the community that their concerns are being heard.