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Survey will be used for Transport Green Paper

Sobriety test: the need for roadside breath tests was highlighted in a survey which will be used to create a Green Paper on transport policy

Roadside breath tests and speed camera regulations were highlighted in a public survey designed to help steer a new-look transport policy.

The transport ministry said both were among areas “strongly brought to our attention” by road safety campaigners as part of a survey that will be used to prepare a Green Paper on the future of public transport, roads and safety standards.

The ministry has also interviewed roads experts and said their views “will most definitely be addressed” in the transport blueprint.

The 64-question survey also covers how to improve driving standards, as well as canvassing opinion on increased penalties for some motoring offences.

The Royal Gazette’s Drive for Change road safety campaign has called for roadside breath tests, speed cameras and a graduated licensing programme for young drivers to better prepare young drivers for the roads.

The survey also covered electric minicars, road surface quality, street lighting and bad behaviour on the roads.

Participants in the survey can also make their own suggestions on ways to improve transport services and road safety.

Other questions were designed to gauge interest in increased payment options on public transport, better traffic management and the use of electric minicars.

One question asked for opinions on whether some smaller bus routes like Spanish Point and St David’s should be privatised.

The survey can be found at: www.gov.bm/transportsurvey and views can also be sent by e-mail to transportgreenpaper@gov.bm.

The closing date for the survey is next Wednesday.

More information on the Drive for Change campaign and its objectives can be found at driveforchange.rg.bm