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New Road Markings Indicate Speed Limits as Part of National Road Safety Strategy

New Road Markings Indicate Speed Limits as Part of National Road Safety Strategy

The National Roads Authority (NRA) recently revealed new road markings that indicate a change in speed limit. The red and white roundels can be found on Cayman’s roads island-wide, implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Planning, Agriculture, Housing & Infrastructure, The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) and the Department of Vehicles & Drivers’ Licensing (DVDL) as part of the National Road Safety Strategy (NRSS).
These road markings indicate a change in speed limit on some of Cayman’s busiest roads. This new signage serves as an additional reminder to motorists to take note of and abide by the speed limit when commuting. These speed limit roundels are just one of many new strategies being implemented as part of the NRSS 2023-2038, with the aim of reducing speeding and speeding-related fatalities.
The NRSS aims to make Cayman’s roads safer and ultimately reduce road fatalities by 100 percent by 2038. This landmark strategy builds upon the progress achieved over the past 25 years, with a reduction in road fatalities from a peak of 21 in 1985 to a historic low of eight in 2019.
The ongoing expansion of the Cayman Islands’ population to over 80,000 and a motor vehicle count of over 50,000 registered vehicles underscores the need for continued innovative approaches to road safety.
The Cayman Islands Government, through the implementation of the NRSS, is committed to making Cayman’s roads safer with a clear mission of “Safe Roads, Safe Cayman: The Road to
Zero.” The Road to Zero campaign is reliant on the collective commitment to creating resilient, responsible communities.
Mr. Edward Howard, Managing Director at the NRA, stated, “The National Road Safety Strategy reflects our commitment to creating a safer environment for all road users. By joining hands with the Cayman Islands Government, RCIPS and DVDL we are embarking on a transformative journey that places road safety at the heart of our community.”
For more information or to take the Road to Zero pledge, visit www.gov.ky/roadsafety .
ENDS About the National Roads Authority (NRA) The National Roads Authority was created on 1st July 2004 by the National Roads Authority Law (2004). The NRA aims to enhance transport development in the Cayman Islands by building and maintaining a safe and efficient network of roads, in partnership with our Board of Directors, our Ministry, Cabinet, and the Private sector, having regard to national and economic growth strategies. For more information and to stay up to date with our latest projects and developments, visit us at https://www.caymanroads.com/ .