News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – With the Cup Match long weekend just around the corner, the Bermuda Police Service is once again appealing for motorists and other road users to exercise care caution and courtesy as they make their way around the island over this festive period.
To that end, Martin Weekes Assistant Commissioner of Police – Operations stated: “Speeding and driving whilst impaired continue to be of major concern for the Bermuda Police Service’s Roads Policing Unit.
“Just this morning (Tuesday, July 28), a little more than nine thousand dollars in fines for traffic offences were handed out during the Plea Court session.
“One individual faced a slew of charges including reckless driving, failure to stop at an accident, failure to stop for police and driving in a reckless manner.
“Five individuals were charged for speeds ranging between 60 and 80 KMH.
“Three others were charged with driving whilst impaired, with one of them fined more than two thousand dollars for DWI offences.
Other traffic related offences included driving unlicensed or uninsured vehicles.”
The Assistant Commissioner added: “The Roads Policing Unit will be out in full force over the holiday period, not to mention Roadside Sobriety Testing will be in place.
“This is all in the interest of safety and not simply to lock people up. We want residents to enjoy the long weekend in whichever way they choose, but to do so in a safe and responsible manner.”