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Drivers urged to focus on roads and not get distracted

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

Motorists have been reminded to focus on the roads after Bermuda recorded 262 accidents last year caused by drivers being distracted.

Dennis Lister III, the chairman of the Bermuda Road Safety Council, said that anything from texting to eating could divert a motorist’s attention – with potentially dangerous consequences.

He said: “Sharing the road safely requires every road user to be conscious of one another, and the first step towards sharing the road safely is understanding why awareness and alertness are so critically important.

“Each time you take your focus off the road, even if just for a split second, you’re putting your life and the lives of others in danger.”

Mr Lister was speaking after Bermuda witnessed two road fatalities last month just days apart from each other.

Mr Lister recommended people give the road their undivided attention and refrain from multitasking of any kind.

He also urged the public to stay off all electronic devices while driving and not to speed, adding that travelling at high speeds gives people less time to react and increases the likelihood of an accident.

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Published February 07, 2023 at 2:15 pm (Updated February 07, 2023 at 6:32 pm)

Drivers urged to focus on roads and not get distracted

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