Bermuda Road safety a priority? Yeah right.

Hello, 2015. I have lost count of the amount of times I've used a variation of "lather, rinse, repeat" when it comes to soundbites from politicians after a road fatality.

Yet, the Premier and the Minister of Transport are pledging more of the same, that they're serious about road safety, and will be taking steps to do blah blah blah yawn...

For some reason, it's only when a fatality (or in this case, a pair of fatalities) happens that the politician-types step forward and preach about their goals with regard to road safety. Oh, and election time too, but that's minor.

Put in some legislation, get the police and other authorities on board, get some hard-hitting campaigns put together. And no, banners on East Broadway are not what I'm talking about. The closest thing to a hard-hitting campaign I've seen in Bermuda was when they recreated wreckage complete with 'dead' bodies at the scene. But that lasted all of a couple of weeks.

There are a number of techniques that could be implemented, but for some reason TPTB are unaware of or afraid to consider them in this country. Meanwhile, the collisions continue to happen. Will *this* be the time that Government actually does something besides give soundbites? I doubt it, but we'll have to see.

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