News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – As the Cup match holidays end and we enter into August, the Bermuda Road Safety Council introduces their monthly slogan – Don’t Drink and Drive, Arrive Alive.

“Driving under the influence (DUI) is the offense of driving, operating, or being in control of a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs (including recreational drugs and those prescribed by physicians), to a level that renders the driver incapable of operating a motor vehicle safely.”

During this festive month we know that the public will be consuming more than the normal amounts of alcohol, so we encourage everyone to be responsible. If you plan to go out to drink always have a plan to get home safely. The BRSC encourages all persons to use one of the following options instead of driving or riding, because there is no excuse to choose to drive under the influence:-

·         Hire a taxi or minibus,

·         Call a friend or family member.

·         Use a designated driver, if going out in a group

We also recommend that all event planners and organizers implement a Transportation Plan, to ensure that your guests get home safely.

According to statistics from the Bermuda Police Service, there have been 22 collisions caused due to driving under the influence of alcohol between January and June 2022.  Although this number has reduced from last year which showed 31 collisions during the same period, the BRSC continues to take a strong stand against Drunk Driving.

In closing, the BRSC reminds the public to drive with care, caution and courtesy, reduce your speed and DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE.  We must all do our part to make our roads safer.

Remember – Cautious Drivers = Safer Roads = Safer Bermuda