Log In

Reset Password

Police warn people not to speed to get home before curfew

A warning not to speed to beat the curfew deadline was issued by police yesterday.

Police warned the public should plan ahead so they do not have to race home.

Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Na’imah Astwood said only one breach of curfew arrest was made over the weekend – but that people should leave plenty of time to make it home before the 12.30am curfew kicked in.

Ms Astwood added: “During previous curfew restrictions, the Bermuda Police Service observed an increase in high rates of speed by individuals attempting to make it indoors before the start of curfew.

“This resulted in a number of serious road traffic collisions – a situation we would not like to see repeated during the current curfew restrictions.

“We have already recorded nine fatal road traffic collisions so far this year and there were several serious collisions over the weekend.”

Ms Astwood said: “While our officers will be out on the roads ensuring compliance, we wish to appeal for individuals to exercise even more caution when using the roads in the hours just before the start of the nightly curfew.”

She thanked the public for sticking to the curfew, which is expected to remain in force until October 1.

Ms Astwood said anyone who faced an emergency and had to leave home after curfew should call the main police number at 295-0011 and speak to the duty inspector before they made a decision to leave home.

She added: “Let’s continue to work together as we see our island though this difficult time.”

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published September 21, 2021 at 7:53 am (Updated September 21, 2021 at 7:53 am)

Police warn people not to speed to get home before curfew

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon