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The Royal Gazette took to the streets yesterday to ask people what they thought of the launch of the Drive for Change campaign on East Broadway on Monday.

Natasha Caisey, 45, Hamilton

“You forget about how many die. It was hurtful to see so many, especially the young people. It had a big impact.

“We have small roads and people are not aware. People don't indicate and there is just no courtesy.”

Tucker Moore, 26, Devonshire

“It was heartbreaking to see that many people had died. On a small island it has a big impact because in a small community everyone knows each other. Everyone knows someone who has died. Roadside breath testing will help — the fact we don't have it already is bad.”

Tarik Ebbin, 20, Smith's

“It was an eye-catcher. People don't pay attention to the rules of the roads. I lost my cousin. It is mostly people my age. It's no wonder when the saying goes ‘stay wide or don't ride'.” [Wide-open throttle]

Michael Jones, 28, Paget

“It made people stop for a second but beyond that I don't know if things will change. We need to crack down on those who drink and drive. Project Ride didn't prepare me for the road — how much can you learn in two days?”

Raguel Dill, 20, Warwick

“I think it had a big impact. You read about it when people pass away but seeing their names made an impact. I had a mate who passed away on the roads in Bermuda. Proper roads training would be a good idea.”

Edwin Majors, 44, Pembroke

“It served as a reminder of those we have lost on the roads. I am always concerned when someone gets hurt or dies. You see these school kids who are nipping in and out of traffic. They hear about a friend who has died and it doesn't seem to affect them. I totally agree that we need roadside sobriety testing, speed cameras and proper training. I am an advocate.”

Natasha Caisey
Tucker Moore
Tarik Ebbin
Michael Jones
Raguel Dill
Edwin Majors

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Published January 31, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated January 31, 2018 at 6:40 am)

‘Everyone knows someone who has died’

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