The Ministry of Planning, Agriculture, Housing, and Infrastructure Paves the Way to Zero: Launching the National Road Safety Strategy in Partnership with RCIPS, NRA, and DVDL
The Cayman Islands takes a significant step towards safer roads as the Ministry of Planning, Agriculture, Housing, and Infrastructure introduces the National Road Safety Strategy (NRSS) 2023-2038. Developed in collaboration with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS), the National Roads Authority (NRA), and the Department of Vehicle and Driver's Licensing (DVDL), the NRSS charts a bold path towards eliminating road fatalities and serious injuries by 2038. This strategy ushers in a new era of road safety with a clear vision: "Safe Roads, Safe Cayman: The Road to Zero".
The NRSS is the result of an extensive partnership, leveraging the expertise and resources of key stakeholders to create a safer future for all road users. It outlines innovative and targeted initiatives aimed at transforming the Cayman Islands' road safety culture, infrastructure, and enforcement mechanisms.
The NRSS addresses critical areas for action, such as enhancing driver education, improving pedestrian and cyclist safety, upgrading road infrastructure, and leveraging technology for better enforcement. The strategy also emphasizes the importance of community engagement and education to instil a culture of road safety.
Key highlights of the NRSS include:
• Saving Lives on Cayman Roads: Initiatives to reduce high-risk behaviours and promote safe driving habits.
• Using Roads Safely: Education campaigns targeting all demographics to foster a community-wide approach to road safety.
• Building a Safer Community Culture: Encouraging shared responsibility among road users, law enforcement, and local organizations.
• Building a Safe Future: Investing in smart infrastructure and technology to anticipate and prevent road safety challenges.
The NRSS's launch is just the beginning. The Ministry, along with all its partners, will conduct a series of public engagements, workshops, and educational programs to bring the strategy to the heart of the community.
The NRSS is underpinned by priority areas such as saving lives on Cayman roads, building a safer community culture, and constructing a secure future for all road users. The strategy emphasises the need for education, infrastructure improvement, rigorous enforcement, and community involvement to achieve its goals.
The Cayman Islands Government, The Ministry (PAHI), RCIPS, NRA, DVDL, PTU, Portfolio of Legal Affairs, Home Affairs, Department of Public Safety-911, the Department of Communications and all the partners call on the public to support the National Road Safety Strategy by actively participating in upcoming road safety initiatives. The success of this strategy is contingent upon the collective effort and shared responsibility of the entire community.