Event to tackle drink-driving
The Royal Gazette’s Drive for Change campaign is to host an event tomorrow designed to make the public stop and think twice about driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
It will mark the launch of the campaign’s Impaired Driving Awareness Month, which will look at the problem, a major cause of death and injury, and offer stark reminders of the potential consequences of breaking the law.
The Royal Gazette invites the public to attend the launch on the steps of Hamilton City Hall between noon and 2pm.
Road safety campaigners will speak and there will also be advice on alternative ways to get home after a night out, including transport organised by anti-alcohol abuse charity Cada and the commercial HomeSafe service, which provides a trained driver to get a vehicle and passengers to their destination.
Alcohol and drugs are factors in 75 per cent of all fatal crashes in Bermuda and Drive for Change is committed to cutting the rate of impaired driving.
Drive for Change and its partners at road safety group A Piece of the Rock has joined forces with the Bermuda Police Service and Cada to reinforce the message that drink-driving destroys lives.
Impaired Driving Awareness Month will focus on the problems and solutions surrounding Bermuda’s high rates of drug and drink-driving.
The event will also provide an opportunity for members of the public to sign up to the campaign and support the movement for safer roads.
In the event of inclement weather, an alternative launch date will be arranged.
• Visit driveforchange.rg.bm to find out more about the campaign
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