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“Road Impact: Cayman Islands” for High School students

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RCIPS and Cayman 27 Screen “Road Impact: Cayman Islands” for High School Students at Clifton Hunter and John Gray High Schools

On Wednesday, March 23 and Monday, 4 April, the RCIPS and Cayman 27 are screening their documentary, “Road Impact: Cayman Islands” for Year 11 high school students at Clifton Hunter and John Gray High Schools, respectively. The documentary was entirely shot and produced in Cayman, and looks at the impact of serious and fatal road traffic accidents on the lives of victims and their families. 2015 was one of the deadliest years on record for road fatalities on the islands, and these special screenings intend to warn students of the dangers and responsibility that come with the freedom of driving.

“Any police officer will tell you that one of the most difficult things for them to do, in what is already a very difficult job, is to inform families of the death of a loved one,” said Commissioner of Police David Baines, addressing an audience of about 200 students, “and sadly, my officers have had to do this all too often here in Cayman because of the careless or reckless behavior of drivers.

When watching this film you will get a better sense of what that is like. I hope the stories of the people in this film stay with you and remind you of your responsibility to drive safely.”

The screenings are being carried with the strong support of the Department of Education Services and the school administrations.

Mrs. Lyneth Monteith, Acting Chief Education Officer approves of Year 11 students viewing this film, “as many fatalities on our roads have involved young people and these students will soon be of age to obtain a valid driver’s license. It is therefore timely for these students to view the film and engage in discussions on road safety and the need for change of behavior.”

The film started as an initiative by RCIPS officers active in the FCO’s Operations and Community Policing Working Group for the Overseas Territories as a compelling way to emphasize road safety around the islands. Cayman 27 agreed to partner with the RCIPS in this project, and produce the documentary with entirely local content. “The stars of this documentary are not those who made it, but the people who agreed to talk to us on camera, and relive tragic events,” said Paul Kennedy, one of the producers of the documentary, “we think the impact of their stories on those who view it could make our roads just a bit safer.”


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