The Bermuda Road Safety Council (BRSC) issued an appeal to motorists to chart out a transportation plan for the Cup Match holiday weekend that does not include operating vehicles while impaired.

“As we enter the Cup Match period there will be an increase of events and parties where people will be consuming alcohol,” said BRSC Chairman Dennis Lister III.

“The consuming of alcohol and then operating a vehicle is illegal, and to avoid having intoxicated persons driving on our roads, we encourage you to have a Transportation Plan.

“The Bermuda Road Safety Council encourages all event planners, organizers, and host of large events to incorporate a Transportation Plan for your event.

“The idea of a Transportation Plan is to have pre-arranged transportation for your guests to get home safely after consuming alcohol,” he said.

An example of a transportation plan is asking for event goers to meet at arranged locations to be picked up, by minibus or taxi and then taken to the event and then for those persons to then be driven back to the arranged drop off location. This is not only limited to land travel but also water transportation can be arranged. 

“Transportation Plan has been used successfully and we urge event organizers to incorporate a plan to make sure your guests get home safely,” he added.

“The BRSC stands strongly against drunk driving and ask that all motorists, also take a stand against it. 

“Slow down, drive with care and caution, and don’t drink and drive.”

Cautious Drivers = Safer Roads = Safer Bermuda.