• The following statement was released by the Bermuda Road Safety Council on July 30, 2019

The Chairman and board members of the Bermuda Road Safety Council extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of 19 year old Talundae Grant, who tragically lost his life in a motorcycle crash early Saturday morning.

While not speaking in relation to last Saturday’s fatal rash, the Bermuda Road Safety Council would like to remind the motoring public of its responsibility to adhere to and uphold all road traffic laws. We must remember that it is a privilege and not a right to use the roads. If we each take responsibility and accountability for our actions on the roads, we can continue to improve our driving habits.

As we approach the Cup Match holiday we want to encourage the public to think smart. If you’re going to consume alcohol, don’t drink and drive. There are options to choose from, instead of being irresponsible and driving under the influence. We implore those that drink to have an alternate plan to get home. Taxis, minibuses, designated drivers, HomeSafe are some options to choose from.

The Council has seen a change in driving habits since the introduction of Roadside Sobriety Checkpoints. First off we commend the Bermuda Police Service for the job they do in keeping our roads safe. The effect that the Roadside Checkpoints have had, has been a positive one and we want this to continue in assisting changing behaviours.

Again, we encourage the public to be responsible and not drink and drive. Enjoy the holiday time with friends and family and best of luck to both Somerset and St. George’s.