CADA reminder in the lead up to New Year’s Eve
Dec 31, 2012
CADA Chairman, Mr. Anthony Santucci, today reminded the public,
"There have been several collisions and one fatality on our roads so far this Holiday season. We want to prevent any more.
We also want to extend our most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Malik Weeks who tragically died on our roads a few days ago. Mr. Weeks was the 9th road fatality this year.
We DO NOT know the cause of this particular tragedy, but we do know that a large number of the deaths which occur on Bermuda’s roads involve alcohol or drugs.
Our role at CADA is to encourage responsible alcohol behavior and our message today is simple, before you go out, put a plan in place as to how you will get home. Remember ABCD – Always use Bus, Cab or Designated Driver. Together we must remain focused, committed and continue to take responsibility to eliminate drinking and driving.
To provide support for those who will be out drinking, CADA’s free, lifesaving, Let Us Drive service will be available tonight, thanks to our sponsors, Bacardi Limited, Burrows Lightbourn, Goslings, Fairmont Hotels and the City of Hamilton. This free service will be available tonight from 3:15am to 3:45am from outside of the LOM building on Reid Street and recognizing that more people will be out there will be additional vouchers available.
We would also like to remind parents and adults that alcohol is very dangerous for young people, those who consume alcohol before the age of 15 are 4 times more likely to become addicted than those who wait until age 21, therefore ---
Talk with young people about why alcohol is harmful for them, model responsible alcohol behavior in front of them, and lock up your alcohol so it is not easily accessible to them. Let’s keep our young people safe."
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