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BPS comment on near collision video shared on social media

BPS comment on near collision video shared on social media

The Bermuda Police Service announced awareness of a video clip posted on social media depicting a near collision, which could have resulted in loss of life or serious injury, near the junction of Cavendish Road and Hibiscus Lane, Devonshire.

The incident is believed to have taken place at around 2:39 pm on Monday 10th August.

Having seen the video, Inspector Charlene Thompson, the Officer in Charge of the Roads Policing Unit, (RPU), stated: “This situation highlights what can only be described as wanton disregard for the safety and well-being of other road users, by the driver of the jeep seen in the video. Dangerous driving is only one of many offences with which that individual could be charged.”

Inspector Thompson added: “The prosecutorial aspect notwithstanding, the fact remains, that situation could have ended in the family of the motorcycle rider having to care for a seriously injured loved one, or worse”.

"There has been an increasing incidence of questionable driving practices on Bermuda’s roads in recent times and the RPU has stepped up its efforts to rein this situation in, with increased speed checks across the island and other more robust roads policing measures, which have begun to prove successful”.

"However, we would much prefer to educate the public about the dangers of such behaviour, with the aim of achieving more responsible, safety minded road users. To that end, we will be embarking on a number of initiatives which you will hear about in the near future”.

"Remember, it’s a privilege, not a right, to be a road user and having that privilege comes with responsibility, not only for one’s self, but for other road users as well."

"The RPU urges you to practice care, courtesy and caution, as we work together to make the roads safer for everyone”


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