Sol Petroleum in road safety initiative
Sol Petroleum has donated cash to the Bermuda Road Safety Council to help to educate the public about drink driving and speeding.
Sol presented a cheque for $1,000 to BRSC chairman Dennis Lister III on the steps of City Hall on Friday, the last day of the company’s Fleet Week celebration of its drivers’ safety record.
Mr Lister III said: “I want to thank Sol Petroleum for the donation and support of road safety in Bermuda. During their Fleet Week celebrations we have seen a commitment to road safety through their Stop the Carnage initiatives and their support for The Royal Gazette’s Drive for Change campaign.
“We are hopeful that others will not only learn from this but will also commit themselves to real change on our roads.
He added: “The funds provided by Sol Petroleum will assist us in our efforts in educating the public. Through a sustained and targeted social-media campaign, the council will highlight the perils and consequences of driving under the influence.
“We will raise awareness of the dangers of speeding while encouraging robust enforcement by our friends in the Bermuda Police Service.
Jonathan Brewin, Sol Petroleum’s general manager, added: “We would like to extend kudos to the Bermuda Road Safety Council and The Royal Gazette’s Drive for Change campaign. It has coincided very neatly with a very particular activity we run every year in recognition of our drivers.”
Walter Roban, the Minister of Transport, Sol’s facilities supervisor Victor Ruberry and senior driver and instructor Chris Gibbons, who featured in a Drive for Change film this month to highlight the Smith System of safe driving, also attended the event.
Sol’s Fleet Week is usually an internal event, but the company expanded its activities this year and launched a Stop the Carnage initiative.
Sol staff made educational presentations in schools, talked about road safety during radio slots and organised an interdenominational church service St Paul’s Anglican Church in Paget.
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