April 1: Teenage Bike Restrictions in Place

February 27, 2010

It was announced that the Auxiliary Bicycles [No. 2] Act 2009 will come into force on April 1st, 2010. From then on, a ‘Bermuda Youth License’ will be issued to 16 and 17 year olds after they complete the Project Ride program. The Youth Licence has restrictions:

  • Not permitted to ride an auxiliary cycle with a passenger
  • Not permitted to drive on the roads between 1:00am and 5:00am

Full statement from Premier Dr. Ewart Brown:

Therefore, I am pleased to announce that effective April 1st, 2010 the Auxiliary Bicycles (No. 2) Act 2009 will come into force.

On that day, a Bermuda Youth License will be issued to applicants aged 16 years only after they have completed Project Ride.

Additionally, several restrictions will apply to both the Bermuda Youth Licence and also those holding a Bermuda Driver’s license who are under the age of 18 years. Individuals who fall in this category will not be permitted to ride between the hours of 1:00 am and 5:00 am on any given day; and they may not carry a pillion passenger at any time.

It’s this Government’s view that the introduction of the Bermuda Youth Licence will have a positive impact on road safety by not only developing, but encouraging healthier behaviours in our young people on our roads.

The long-term benefit is the reduction of carnage on Bermuda’s roads in the future.

Below is the television ad:

For further information see the FAQ on Bermudaroadsafety.com.

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