Bermuda Police Service Road Safety Reminder

July 28, 2020

ACOP WEEKES PICWith 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.”

Assistant Commissioner of Police Martin Weekes stated: “Speeding and driving whilst impaired continue to be of major concern for the Bermuda Police Service’s Roads Policing Unit.

“Just this morning, 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 reminded: “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.

“Again, our aim is not to be locking people up, but we will robustly enforce the island’s traffic laws where necessary. Let’s all work together, to make this a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.”

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