A failure to focus on the road ahead is as dangerous as drink driving and speeding, the Bermuda Road – The Royal Gazette | Bermuda News, Business, Sports, Events, & Community

Log In

Reset Password
BERMUDA | RSS PODCAST

Pay attention on the road, safety watchdog warns

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

A failure to focus on the road ahead is as dangerous as drink-driving and speeding, the Bermuda Road Safety Council warned today.

The RSC said: “Being distracted and not giving your full attention to driving reduces your ability to be aware and recognise situations that may happen while driving.

“This is dangerous and an offence against the law – don’t do it.”

The RSC appealed to road users to maintain their concentration and to keep a safe distance from vehicles in front to give them time to react to the unexpected.

A driver’s reaction time was said to be three-quarters of a second – enough time to spot a problem, hit the brakes, and come to a stop safely.

The council told road users to “refocus on good driving behaviour” and reduce distractions.

The RSC said: “Don’t drink and drive, drive with care and caution, and slow down, Bermuda.”

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published February 10, 2022 at 7:49 am (Updated February 10, 2022 at 7:49 am)

Pay attention on the road, safety watchdog warns

What you
Need to
Know
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon