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Solution to impact driving habits

Dear Sir,

The following is an open letter to Stephen Corbishley, the Commissioner of Police.

I am writing to request that the Bermuda Police Service start communicating to all local media outlets on a daily basis the total number of speeding tickets and the total number of due-care tickets issued from the previous day.

This would accomplish three things:

Lucky escape: six people survived this horrific crash on Middle Road in Smith's in 2018. Excessive speeding and impaired driving remain big problems on the island (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

1, The motoring public would have a regular, visual reminder of the BPS’s presence on our roads, even if they didn’t see a police vehicle or didn’t use the roads on that particular day

2, The BPS would be able to clearly and concisely show the general public the work they are doing to keep our roads safe

3, Most importantly, the combination of the first two points would result in the reduction of serious accidents that tragically affect — directly and indirectly — the lives of too many on this island

Some may say I am being naive in thinking this would be enough to change our collective driving habits for the better. However, I truly believe that if done on a consistent basis, it would prove to be a very small amount of time very well spent.

DAVID H. TAVARES

Southampton

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Published June 18, 2021 at 8:00 am (Updated June 17, 2021 at 3:18 pm)

Solution to impact driving habits

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