CADA Encourages Government To Be Bold

November 7, 2014

CADA today [Nov 7] applauded The Government for the proposed changes to the Motor Car Act but followed by encouraging government to be “bold and follow our 2008 Legislative committee recommendations”.

CADA’s Chairman Anthony Santucci said, “CADA – Encouraging Responsible Alcohol Behavior – today applauded The Government for the proposed changes to the Motor Car ACT 1951.

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“We believe that Non-Selective Road Sobriety Checkpoints will go a long way to addressing the numerous road fatalities and collisions on our roads.

“It is also clear from the most recent survey of our young people that they are first introduced to alcohol in the home. So we are disappointed that there was no mention of “Social Hosting Laws’ or the establishment of an Alcohol Bureau of Control [ABC].”

Mr. Santucci added, “If we are to change Bermuda’s relationship with alcohol, we encourage government to be bold and follow our 2008 Legislative committee recommendations.”

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  1. SMH says:

    “Bold”? …busted! we now know the PLP machine (Jamahl) writes their (CADA) press releases. What a tangled web we weave

    • mixitup says:

      So Sir John Swan is the posted child for the PLP too? You all are a bunch of sad cases.

  2. hmmm says:

    Bold = OLD with a B grade (not the best) in front.

    How about members of the PLP have to repay the debt !

  3. sage says:

    He wrote John Swans speech too?

    • Herb says:

      The Police have to have REASONABLE CAUSE to stop a citizen.

      Roadside random stopping of a citizen for no reason is against my Constitutional Rights

      The Constitution guarantees me freedom of movement and no law can change the Constitution.

      READ THE BERMUDA CONSTITUTIONAL ORDER 1968 PEOPLE.

      • @ Herb: That maybe true…but first remember driving / riding are also privileges and because they are privileges that will give the police the right to randomly stop anyone as long as they are doing one of the two points I’d mentioned.

        • Herb says:

          @ Raymond. Raymond do you think that the police have a right to stop anyone without reasonable cause. If you believe that then you would believe they have the right to stop me on the street without any reason and ask for ID. The Constitution quite plainly states that your house and YOUR CAR are one and the same, and the police must have reasonable cause to interfere with either. Stopping a citizen without reasonable cause goes against our constitutional rights. Driving a vehicle that i have paid thousands of dollars for is NOT a privilege, it is my personal property and therefore is covered under the Constitution as one of my rights of ownership as is my house. WE HAVE A RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT. plain and simple, if you give up any of your rights you are going down a dangerous road my friend.

          • Creamy says:

            And next time a drunk kills and innocent father of two, we will all wring our hands and wonder why the government didn’t DO something.

          • Quote, “@ Herb: That maybe true…”
            Herb, if it is true then of course the police will give a reason for stopping / searching someone regardless of “Constitutional Rights”

            • Herb says:

              @ Raymond evidently you do not understand what reasonable cause means, and you and the dislikes sound like you would give up your constitutional rights with no questions asked. I for one am not willing to do that under any circumstances.

              • strike fund says:

                If you drive over 35kph you have given them cause.
                I imagine that applies to most road users.

                • Herb says:

                  @strike fund.

                  You are absolutely right that is probable cause. But that is what they must say is the reason for stopping you. Then they must say they suspect that you have been drinking in order to give you a roadside sobriety test.
                  From what i understand they are going to advise drivers where and what time they are going to stop you, and that my friend is not probable cause, thats a violation of my Constitutional Rights under the Freedom of Movement Section.
                  Please understand that i am not here defending DUI I am defending my Constitutional rights, and so should we all under any circumstances which goes against those rights.

      • Mr. Wave Crasher says:

        Let me guess @Herb, you carry an open bottle of Red Square, drive at 60k and have ads on Springer as a wanna be lawyer !! WTF !!!

    • SMH says:

      What can I say…if he’s not tweeting, he’s writing speeches

  4. hmmm says:

    Not being funny, but whoever did the graphic needs some further education.

    What a mess.

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      Looks like one of those eye teaser things that are not what they appear to be.

      Could not make any sense out of it.

  5. Children of Bermuda says:

    The govt should not fund CADA .
    CADA does not discourage anyone from drinking and driving,roadside tests do! Stop,wasting taxpayers money on CADA!

    • Herb says:

      Herb says:
      November 7, 2014 at 4:23 pm
      The Police have to have REASONABLE CAUSE to stop a citizen.

      Roadside random stopping of a citizen for no reason is against my Constitutional Rights

      The Constitution guarantees me freedom of movement and no law can change the Constitution.

      READ THE BERMUDA CONSTITUTIONAL ORDER 1968 PEOPLE.

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      • sage says:

        The Police have stopped and searched people without reasonable cause for years.

        • Herb says:

          You are quite right Sage, and it was and is against their constitutional rights, unfortunately not many of our people know the Constitution as it is written. WE HAVE A RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT. and it goes on to state that NO LAW can be written or enacted to change that. It is sad that most of our people have no knowledge of their rights under the Constitutional order of 1968.

          The Police MUST have REASONABLE CAUSE TO STOP YOU. Random road checks are not reasonable cause.

          • Hmmm says:

            So you not going to stop ?

            If you don’t stop they will have reasonable cause.

            If you do stop then you have volunteered to stop.

            If they then talk to you and notice anything to give them reasonable cause then guess what !

            Stop being an idiot Herb. I bet you go all quiet and yes sir no sir if you are actually stopped.

            • Herb says:

              @ Hmmm.

              First of all idiots give up their Constitutional rights with no questions asked.

              Here is what i do if and when i ever get stopped.
              Good evening officer, do you have a reason for stopping me
              BTW I am recording our conversation..{which we have a right to do}

              If he/she says no we wish to do ABC. If I consider ABC to be violating my freedom of movement I say

              Am I being charged with anything. If he.she says no, then I say,

              Then I am free to go about my business.

              Depending on what the officer says is what happens after that. I can tell you though, I will win this scenerio in a court of law.

              I am not defending DUI here, I am defending and standing up for my rights under the Constitutional order as written in 1968.

              I would bet that most commenters on here dont have a clue as to what it says, and thats a shame as we all should know it backwards.

              Now does that sound like I would say yes sir.no sir if i was stopped.

              And dont ever ever consider me an idiot, I dont call anyone names on here and dont like it when others thinkthey can and then hide under a false name.

          • Strike fund says:

            Most road users exceed 35kph. There’s your reasonable cause.

  6. More buses, more taxis says:

    The best way to prevent alcohol-related road fatalities and collisions is to provide alternate transportation. Why is it so difficult to get a taxi at night, especially on nights when people are more likely to be drinking (Cup Match, Halloween, etc)? With Rugby Classic coming up, I hope everyone gets home safely.

    • Christopher James says:

      You sir are 100% correct. However, the reason that it is so difficult to get a taxi at night – or any time, is that our taxi service is legendary for how bad it really is.

      I have beem all over the world and nobody else comes close. Bermuda has the worst taxi ‘service’ anywhere – and we all know it!

      • Hmmm says:

        Try and flag a taxi to the airport at 3:45pm in Manhattan.

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      Yet the taxi drivers moan on & on about how little work there is out there.

      Come on people, be reasonable. Drink when taxi drivers feel like working then you can get a ride.

  7. el presidenti says:

    The Magistrates and Judges are too soft…
    start banning people for LIFE!

    • Herb says:

      oh really, ban people for Life.

      lets see know, the official police statistics state that drunk drivers cause 4% of the accidents on our roads.

      what about the other 96%. should we ban them for life also.

      please dont make ridiculous statements without looking at the facts first.

      • Creamy says:

        Yeah, those poor misunderstood drunk drivers are being blamed for too much. Let’s make sure the top priority is making sure they aren’t inconvenienced.

  8. aceboy says:

    This character wants to be the alcohol “Czar” of Bermuda. The 2008 proposals are all about HIM.

  9. Rasta says:

    Close CADA,and introduce roadside tests.
    Result: no more drunk driving,less serious accidents,less accidents and lower insurance premiums!