Remembering 236 people who died on our roads

May 15th, 2019|0 Comments

The names of 236 people who died in road crashes over the past 20 years were held up yesterday at the closing ceremony for Road Safety Week.

Road safety campaigners joined family members and friends of people killed on the roads to highlight the island’s high rates of traffic deaths and injuries.

The Bermuda Road Safety Council joined forces with The Royal Gazette’s Drive for Change campaign, A Piece of the Rock, anti-substance abuse charity Cada and partners in the insurance industry at City Hall in Hamilton to remember all of Bermuda’s roads deaths.

Among the family members at the event were Kelly Symonds who lost his brother Damien Simmons in 1994, Juanita Bean who lost her son Craig in 2000 and Michael Weeks, a Progressive Labour Party back bench MP whose son, Malik, was killed in a bike crash in 2012.

Valerie Petty, who lost her daughter Kerry Hollis in 2017, and Kaylah Smith-Simmons, whose father, Kenneth Simmons, was killed the same year, also attended.

Those at the event signed the Drive for Change petition for better speed control, as well as improved and compulsory motorbike training.

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