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Bermuda road fatalities six times worse than UK

Bermuda's fatal road collision rate is six times worse than the UK's, according to Road Safety Officer David Minors.

Mr Minors shared the statistic at a Police press conference this afternoon during which he reflected on the 12 lives lost so far this year on Bermuda's roads.

He told a press conference: “All 12 are local residents of Bermuda. All but one are male. Eight of the 12 fatal collisions involved a motorcycle.

“In 2010, there have been 17 persons in the ICU, listed in critical or serious condition.”

He shared the statistics to highlight the fact that people must take personal responsibility for their driving, which has an impact on everyone.

Mr Minors explained: “Recently, I spoke with the chairman of a leading UK safety organisation, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, about the level of road traffic collisions in Bermuda.

“After reviewing our collision statistics per capita of previous years, he concluded that Bermuda's fatal collision rate is six times worse than that of the UK.”

He said measures to address the problem must include enforcement and responsibility for personal driving habits.

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Published December 21, 2010 at 3:09 pm (Updated December 21, 2010 at 3:12 pm)

Bermuda road fatalities six times worse than UK

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