Police issue 18 tickets after campaign launch
The Bermuda Police Service issued 18 tickets and chased down a motorbike rider with a child pillion passenger in the wake of the launch of The Royal Gazette’s Drive for Change campaign.
Inspector Robert Cardwell said officers from the Roads Policing Unit were out in force on Monday morning to support the campaign.
Drive for Change has joined forces with road safety group A Piece of the Rock to promote road safety and cut the horrific toll of death and injury on the roads.
Mr Cardwell said officers issued eight tickets for driving without due care and attention and four for failure to obey a stop sign at the junction of Stowe Hill and Harbour Road in Paget.
They also booked a motorist for driving an unlicensed and uninsured vehicle and issued several parking tickets around Hamilton.
Mr Cardwell said: “One guy took us on a chase from Pomander Road, through Berry Hill up Tee Street, along Middle Road and he was caused to stop near Vesey Street.
“He had a schoolgirl on the back of the bike and his claim to us for not stopping was that he did not feel like it because she was late for school.
“He got a bunch of tickets and we seized his bike for an engine inspection.”
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