Great chance to clean up our roads

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Dear Sir,

I only wish the Bermuda Government would be as serious about road deaths as it is about Covid-19 deaths.

Now would be the time to act while there is little traffic. Time to change the mindset of people on the roads.

Why not fine any violation on the road that causes it to be unsafe for others, starting at $3,000 and up? Second offence, double the first fine. Third offence or non-payment, dress the offenders in bright jumpsuits and they must do roadside clean-up.

One person in an allotted area at a time, to be checked at the end of the day. If it is not spotless, they have to come back the next day do it properly and continue on to their next allotted space, for the time the magistrate imposes on them. The regiment could monitor their progress.

This way, the Government would get some much needed money, we get clean roadsides. And, hopefully, while driving and seeing those caught, it will deter others from bad driving habits.

Just a thought before we put more people back on the road. Let’s make it a safer place.

PAT BRANCO

Pembroke

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Published May 14, 2020 at 8:00 am (Updated May 14, 2020 at 11:26 am)

Great chance to clean up our roads

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