New disabled parking signs were unveiled at Camana Bay and they were designed by those who need the spaces the most.
Lighthouse School students, together with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service and Dart Real Estate officials partnered in this initiative to bring awareness to the importance of keeping disabled parking spots free.
Camana Bay is the first location to encompass new disabled signs created by Lighthouse School students. It’s a project led by Community Officer PC Jonathan Kern who says he was inspired by the students.
“One of the students asked about the spaces and we thought how can we help them better,” said Mr. Kern.
He said this is an area the RCIPS is concerned about as well.
“We keep giving out tickets, but at the end of the da,y its the individual person’s responsibility to know what these spaces are for and to not park in them,”
RCIPS spokesperson Jacqueline Carpenter said Mr. Kern has been the driving force for the project.
“He’s been a liaison between the Lighthouse School and business owners, such as Camana Bay to bring this about because it really is not just one group that can make this happen,”
One of those groups is Dart Real Estate and it’s News Director Tammi Sulliman said Camana Bay feels privileged to be the first location these signs are being installed.
“That we have the lighthouse school students putting pen to paper showing the community what it is in terms of the need to respect these blue spots,”
Mr. Kern said he’s hopeful people will really understand the impact of parking in these spots when they are not entitled to them.
Six out of the ten new signs were installed at Camana Bay. The other locations for the project are yet to be determined.