Be the change you want to see
Drive for Change aims to make it as easy as possible for you to inform yourself on the issues surrounding road safety and for you to exercise your democratic rights.
If you are fed up with the hazardous driving practices you see on Bermuda’s roads on a daily basis, speak up.
Change appears to be on the horizon. The Progressive Labour Party government has given the impression that it, too, is keen to improve road safety in Bermuda through amendments and additions to legislation. Transport minister Walter Roban has gone as far as to say roadside sobriety testing will be in place during this parliamentary year and that he is committed to introducing road-safety education at primary school level.
But it is up to every one of us to make it known to our lawmakers what we want. We have the power to contribute to the change we need.
Shari-Lynn Pringle, campaign manager for our partner at A Piece of the Rock, said: “We are encouraged by the PLP government’s recent statements on roadside sobriety and remain optimistic that the Government will address three core issues related to road safety. However, we won’t be completely satisfied unless there is passage of legislation on these key issues and enforcement by the Bermuda Police Service.
“We are hopeful that David Burt’s government and the Governor, John Rankin, will ensure enforcement of the laws once they are passed, as without proper enforcement, the new laws will be just ink on paper. We urge the elected Members of Parliament and the Governor to work together to make Bermuda safer.”
If you believe that improving road safety should be a priority for our government, write to your MPs and tell them.
The more people speak out about it, the more the politicians will sit up and listen.
We will be keeping you up to date with all developments related to road safety in the coming months. We will be running polls, surveys and, ultimately, a petition on the main issues.
Keep an eye out for more on how to be the change.
E-mail your MPs:
PLP MPs’ contacts are available on www.plp.bm
OBA MPs’ contacts are available on www.oba.bm
Local road safety resources:
E-mail comments, ideas, experiences or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org
Share the film A Piece of the Rock with as many people as possible. It is now available for free on https://vimeo.com/apotr
Follow the Bermuda Police Service Twitter account at: @bps_rpu
Learn more about the Bermuda Road Safety Council at https://www.facebook.com/BermudaRoadSafety/
Visit Cada: www.cada.bm
Visit the A Piece of the Rock Facebook page www.facebook.com/makeBermudaroadssafer/
Could your business contribute to the nationwide effort to make Bermuda’s roads safer?
There are numerous initiatives that could contribute to change.
Members of Parliament and ten years of carnage in their constituencies
(deaths in parentheses)
C1 (1) Renée Ming: email@example.com
C2 (3) Kim Swan: firstname.lastname@example.org
C3 (0) Lovitta Foggo: email@example.com
C4 (11) Tinée Furbert: firstname.lastname@example.org
C5 (1) Derrick Burgess: email@example.com
C6 (4) Wayne Furbert: firstname.lastname@example.org
C7 (5) Sylvan Richards: email@example.com
C8 (2) Cole Simmons: firstname.lastname@example.org (294-3208)
C9 (1) Trevor Moniz: email@example.com (294-3209)
C10 (1) Michael Dunkley: firstname.lastname@example.org (294-3210)
C11 (1) Christopher Famous: email@example.com
C12 (14) Craig Cannonier: firstname.lastname@example.org (294-3212)
C13 (3) Diallo Rabain: email@example.com
C14 (3) Wayne Caines: firstname.lastname@example.org
C15 (7) Walter Roban: email@example.com
C16 (2) Michael Weeks: firstname.lastname@example.org
C17 (2) Walton Brown: email@example.com
C18 (0) David Burt: firstname.lastname@example.org
C19 (0) Jeanne Atherden: email@example.com (294-3219)
C20 (4) Susan Jackson: firstname.lastname@example.org (294-3220)
C21 (1) Rolfe Commissiong: email@example.com
C22 (1) Grant Gibbons: firstname.lastname@example.org (294-3222)
C23 (12) Pat Gordon-Pamplin: email@example.com (294-3223)
C24 (1) Lawrence Scott: firstname.lastname@example.org
C25 (4) Jeff Baron: email@example.com / 294-3225
C26 (1) Neville Tyrrell: firstname.lastname@example.org
C27 (3) David Burch: email@example.com
C28 (3) Dennis Lister III: firstname.lastname@example.org
C29 (6) Zane DeSilva: email@example.com
C30 (3) Leah Scott: firstname.lastname@example.org (294-3230)
C31 (4) Ben Smith: email@example.com (294-3231)
C32 (1) Scott Simmons: firstname.lastname@example.org
C33 (5) Jamahl Simmons: email@example.com
C34 (2) Kim Wilson: firstname.lastname@example.org
C35 (0) Dennis Lister: email@example.com
C36 (5) Michael Scott: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also write directly to the relevant Cabinet ministers:
Minister for Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban can be reached on email@example.com
Minister for National Security Wayne Caines can be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org
Minister of Health Kim Wilson can be reached on email@example.com
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