Making roads safer ‘cost prohibitive’

More resources to make Bermuda’s roads safer would be “cost prohibitive” to implement, transport minister Shawn Crockwell told MPs.

Meanwhile, the possibility of visitors being able to rent cars that would be safe to use on local roads remains under consideration, with no decision made yet on the issue.

Responding to Lawrence Scott, the Shadow Minister of Transport, Mr Crockwell said speed cameras were still under consideration but did not have full support. Constitutional issues remain on the matter of random breath tests by police.

Mr Crockwell said that Erica Rance Mill, the new chairman of the Road Safety Council, had committed to seeking private fundraising to put more stringent road safety measures in place.

Ms Scott said Bermuda faced a national health crisis on the roads, and called for higher penalties for offences such as running a red light, as well as the introduction of a graduated licensing regime to better train novice drivers.

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Published Mar 3, 2016 at 8:00 am (Updated Mar 3, 2016 at 7:21 am)

Making roads safer ‘cost prohibitive’

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