News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – Our message for December is “Don’t Drink and Drive”, this goes along with our monthly slogan which is Designate Your Driver/Designated Driver.

As we know people will consume alcohol more during the holiday season, so we encourage everyone to plan ahead, to ensure that you get home safely.  By using one of the below options you will play a vital role in keeping our roads safe:

·         Hire a taxi/minibus

·         Have a designated driver

·         Call a close friend or relative to pick you up

Since 2018, we have seen the introduction of Road Side Sobriety checkpoints and they have made a difference in changing the attitude towards drunk driving. Much credit has to been given to officers of the Bermuda Police Service who have dutifully done their job in enforcing the laws and catching those that chose to drive while impaired.

The BRSC also encourages event and party organizers to incorporate a Transportation Plan for their event goers to get to and from the event safely. The BRSC is available to assist and liaise with event organizers in putting together a transport plan, we can be contacted at 292-1271 or at bdarsc@gmail.com

Whilst we highlight drunk driving, we must not forget that speeding is also a concern on our roads. Speeding is a major cause for accidents in Bermuda, and if we can reduce our speeds, we can cut back the preventable accidents. 

The BRSC feels it is necessary to remind pedestrians and pedal cyclist that they also play a part in road safety. When you are out jogging, walking, or cycling whether for exercise or for pleasure remember to face the traffic coming towards you, and if you are out after sundown or even at dusk, to wear reflective gear or bright colors. We want you use the roads but to be safe while doing it. 

We want this holiday season to be of joy and cheer, and by being responsible and adhering to the rules of the road we can make this happen. 

The BRSC would like to remind the motoring public to drive with care and caution, slow down and Don’t Drink and Drive. 

“Have a safe and happy holiday, Bermuda. “

Cautious Drivers = Safer Roads = Safer Bermuda