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Bermuda to mark World Road Safety Week

Bermuda will mark World Road Safety Week with a special event on Wednesday.

Dennis Lister III, the chairman of the Bermuda Road Safety Council (File photograph)

The Road Safety Council said City Hall in Hamilton would be the venue and the commemoration will feature speakers, exhibitions and demonstrations from key figures the fight against death and injury on the streets.

It will also feature a moment of silence in remembrance of those who have lost their lives on the roads over the last 20 years.

Dennis Lister III, the council’s chairman, said: “As road safety is of the utmost importance in Bermuda, we encourage people to attend and hear what they can do to help be a part of the solution to road safety.”

“ We invite family members of those road victims to come out and be part of this commemoration.”

He was speaking after the sixth roads death of the year was recorded on November 8.

Star athlete Clevonte Lodge-Bean, who was 18, died after his motorbike was in collision with a car as he rode to work in the West End at about 9.30am.

Mr Lister said: “Sadly, the island has mourned another life lost to our roads and the Bermuda Road Safety Council and the Minister of Transport sends our condolences to the family.”

He told Mr Lodge-Bean’s family: “Our prayers are with you in this time of bereavement.

Mr Lister added: “The message of road safety can’t be stressed enough and one life lost is one too many.”

He appealed: Please Bermuda, slow down and drive with care and caution.“

The event will run from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

Mr Lister said that Covid-19 regulations will be in force and those attending should wear a mask and maintain physical distancing.

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Published November 15, 2020 at 5:32 pm (Updated November 15, 2020 at 5:31 pm)

Bermuda to mark World Road Safety Week

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