Road safety at fore of Bermuda Day Parade
Bermuda’s road safety advocates are to join forces with a Bermuda Day Parade entry in the spirit of this year’s event theme “What We Share”.
The Royal Gazette’s road safety campaign Drive for Change will take part along with A Piece of the Rock documentary and campaign, the Bermuda Road Safety Council, the Bermuda Police Service and anti-alcohol abuse charity Cada.
As part of the joint effort, school pupils will carry signs of hope accompanied by representatives from the medical and emergency services.
Drive for Change and A Piece of the Rock will also launch a road safety competition which will give high school pupils the chance to win state-of-the-art Nolan motorcycle helmets worth $300.
The theme for the competition, sponsored by insurance group Argus, is: “Our life is too precious to die young on the road”.
Pupils will be asked to answer the question: “What would you do to make sure it never happens to me, my friends or my family?”
Examples of possible answers include: “I would seek out the best training available to ensure that I am as confident as I can possibly be before I get on the road” or “I would tell my friends how 16-year-olds are the most likely to be injured in a road crash to try to encourage them to take better care.”
All entrants must use the hashtag #driveforchange as well as their school’s name as a hashtag and can include a picture or video by the deadline of June 8.
Statistics on Bermuda’s road safety record are available on driveforchange.rg.bm under the Stats and Facts tab.
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