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Bermuda Road Safety Council takes aim at poor motoring habits

The Bermuda Road Safety Council is hosting a series of events next week to encourage responsible driving habits.

Road Safety Week aims to change the behaviours of motorists who drive recklessly when behind the wheel.

There has been in excess of 1,000 collisions on the island’s roads each year since 2021 — roughly three each day — while the number of fatalities typically reaches double figures each year.

The week of safe driving initiatives kicks at City Hall on Sunday, with a presentation on why “everyone’s life matters on our roads”.

Other events are scheduled throughout next week.

Next Tuesday, a presentation will feature guest speakers, road safety demonstrations, vendors, and stakeholder booths. That event will take place at City Hall between noon and 2pm.

A spokesman for the BRFC said: “We invite everyone to participate in our efforts to raise the awareness of road safety with the aim of ensuring safer roads for everyone.

“This event is open to all members of the community — drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, students, and concerned citizens. Whether you're a seasoned driver or first-time driver, there's something for everyone to learn and contribute.

“Let's work together to make our roads safer and protect lives. Changing minds and changing behaviours starts with each one of us. Slow down, drive with care and caution, and don't drink and drive.”

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Published May 01, 2024 at 7:52 am (Updated May 01, 2024 at 7:52 am)

Bermuda Road Safety Council takes aim at poor motoring habits

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