Remembering 236 people who died on our roads

  • Family members of those who have died in road crashes hold up boards in their memory. Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Family members of those who have died in road crashes hold up boards in their memory. Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

  • Representatives from the Bermuda Road Safety Council, the Drive for Change campaign, A Piece of the Rock, CADA and insurance company partners at City Hall carry the names of all the people who have died on the roads in Bermuda over the last 20 years (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Representatives from the Bermuda Road Safety Council, the Drive for Change campaign, A Piece of the Rock, CADA and insurance company partners at City Hall carry the names of all the people who have died on the roads in Bermuda over the last 20 years (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

  • Members of the Drive for Change Campaign stand at the City Hall steps in memory of all the victims of road fatalities over the last 20 years (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Members of the Drive for Change Campaign stand at the City Hall steps in memory of all the victims of road fatalities over the last 20 years (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

  • Dennis Lister, chairman of the Bermuda Road Safety Council, signs a puzzle piece symbolising how we are all part of the solution. (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Dennis Lister, chairman of the Bermuda Road Safety Council, signs a puzzle piece symbolising how we are all part of the solution. (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

  • Sarah Lagan, head of the Drive for Change campaign, signs a puzzle piece symbolising how we are all part of the solution. (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Sarah Lagan, head of the Drive for Change campaign, signs a puzzle piece symbolising how we are all part of the solution. (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

  • Members of the Drive for Change Campaign stand at the City Hall steps in memory of all the victims of road fatalities over the last 20 years (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Members of the Drive for Change Campaign stand at the City Hall steps in memory of all the victims of road fatalities over the last 20 years (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

  • Kaylah Smith-Simmons points to the name of Kenneth Simons, her late father. Mr Simmons died in a road crash on June 2, 2017. (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Kaylah Smith-Simmons points to the name of Kenneth Simons, her late father. Mr Simmons died in a road crash on June 2, 2017. (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)


The names of 236 people who died in road crashes over the past 20 years were held up yesterday at the closing ceremony for Road Safety Week.

Road safety campaigners joined family members and friends of people killed on the roads to highlight the islandís high rates of traffic deaths and injuries.

The Bermuda Road Safety Council joined forces with The Royal Gazetteís Drive for Change campaign, A Piece of the Rock, anti-substance abuse charity Cada and partners in the insurance industry at City Hall in Hamilton to remember all of Bermudaís roads deaths.

Among the family members at the event were Kelly Symonds who lost his brother Damien Simmons in 1994, Juanita Bean who lost her son Craig in 2000 and Michael Weeks, a Progressive Labour Party back bench MP whose son, Malik, was killed in a bike crash in 2012.

Valerie Petty, who lost her daughter Kerry Hollis in 2017, and Kaylah Smith-Simmons, whose father, Kenneth Simmons, was killed the same year, also attended.

Those at the event signed the Drive for Change petition for better speed control, as well as improved and compulsory motorbike training.

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Published May 11, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated May 11, 2019 at 7:26 am)

Remembering 236 people who died on our roads

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