News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda – In light of the incident last Thursday evening (November 28th) where a 16 year old male scooter rider sustained lacerations to his neck from a kite string, those that fly kites in public places are reminded that their pastime should be conducted safely and without excess noise, in accordance with the law.
Members of the public that fly kites are also requested to be mindful of the time of day that they take part in such activity.
To reiterate, Section 18 (a) of the Summary Offences Act 1926 makes it an offence for any person to fly a kite over a public place “to the annoyance or danger of any passenger or frequenter.”
The Bermuda Police Service wishes to make it clear that we would rather not use law enforcement resources to tackle this issue – as we respect the long standing Bermudian tradition of kite flying and are aware that some enthusiasts fly their kites all year round.
Therefore, we appeal for a common sense approach and urge kite flyers to be vigilant regarding public safety, as well as considerate of their neighbours regarding excess noise and the times that kites are flown.
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