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“Tears in my Eyes” by Eddie Fisher (Photograph by Stefano Ausenda)

A piece of art that highlights some of the consequences of reckless driving was donated to the Bermuda Road Safety Council this afternoon.

Eddie Fisher created Tears in my Eyes, which is a passage written on the visor of a bike helmet.

A visitor to the island, who wished to remain anonymous, bought the piece last year and donated it to the road safety council.

A piece of art raising awareness about the risks of reckless driving was donated to the Bermuda Road Safety Council. Dennis Lister III, chairman of the BRSC, with artist Eddie Fisher and Nzingha Ming, director of the Bermuda Society of Arts (Photograph by Stefano Ausenda)

Mr Fisher explained: “It is about this person who used to outrun the man and do wheelies for 100 yards and felt like he was fireproof – until he met a young man who felt the same coming in the opposite direction.

“Now, he is merely tears in his family’s eyes and his friends have written his name on a sheet on the roadside.

“Please, let’s not have any more writing on sheets, let’s slow down a little.”

<em id="emphasis-96fa7519747c2d8ab3247f3f85cf9e98">Tears in my Eyes</em> by Eddie Fisher

I’m young, impetuous, immortal

I ride fast, outrunning the man, I can

Wheelie for 100 yards, road rules are for them.

My friends crashed, broken leg even died

Not me I’m a skiller …

Until I met a guy

Like me crossing the line,

Now I’m merely tears in my family’s eyes

Friends spray my name on the wall


Accepting the gift at the Bermuda Society of Arts, Dennis Lister III, the BRSC chairman, said: “This gift speaks to road safety week’s theme of changing minds, changing behaviours.”

The piece will be taken to the BRSC’s office in the Transport Control Department, but it could be used when the organisation does school presentations.

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Published May 18, 2023 at 5:34 pm (Updated May 19, 2023 at 8:36 pm)

Road safety council given art that carries caution to riders

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