Bermuda Hospitals Board & Bermuda Road Safety Council urge the public to think Road Safety

On the eve of our annual Cup Match holiday weekend, the Bermuda Hospitals Board and the Bermuda Road Safety Council are advising the public to drive safely and responsibly.

“We urge the public not to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol,” said Bermuda Road Safety Council Chairperson Erica Rance Mills. “Please remember you are also at risk of causing an accident if you are tired or distracted.”

“Our statistics from the first of the year up to 12 July revealed that 837 victims required attention in the Emergency Department as a result of road traffic accidents,” said BHB Chief of Emergency Services Dr Edward Schultz. “Eighty-two of those victims had to be admitted to the Acute Care Wing for treatment and 16 had to be admitted to our Intensive Care Unit.”

To date, seven people have died from injuries sustained in road traffic accidents.

“We would like everyone to have a festive but safe holiday,” said BHB Chief Operating Officer Scott Pearman. “Observing the rules of the road and driving with focused attention on the road will go a long way to keeping you and everyone around you safe and out of the Emergency Department.”

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