Reduction In Collisions In 2022 First Quarter

April 11, 2022

Operation Vega appears to have had an impact as there has been “a reduction in collisions,” the police said today.

Chief Inspector Robert Cardwell, from the Police Tactical Support Division, said, “We can now report that Operation Vega appears to have taken hold of collision statistics. We reported a reduction in collisions by as many as 100 in the 4th quarter of 2021 when compared to the 4th quarter of the previous 3 years.

“Now for the first quarter of 2022 we can again report a reduction in collisions, compared to previous years whilst Operation Vega has been running, as follows:

Year Total Collisions [1st Quarter]
2018 330
2019 324
2020 257
2021 306
2022 243

“Whilst this shows some success with the launch of Operation Vega, it is not the panacea for reducing collisions. Our approach has been twofold. Education – working in partnership with the Bermuda Road Safety Council – and enforcement.

“We are saddened that we have been forced to put more energy into traffic enforcement to reverse collision trends. In the last two weeks, 353 moving violation tickets were issued and 36 motorist advice notices [warnings].

“For the duration of Operation Vega, 4,448 traffic offenders have been put before the courts, to be dealt with for traffic offences.

“Speeding continues to be the most dominant traffic offence reported. We encourage the public to give their manner of driving or riding their full attention when operating a motor vehicle. Please slow down – speed kills!”

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