Laws for Alcohol and Driving in Bermuda
The legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for driving in Bermuda is 0.08
If you get into a collision while driving over the legal limit of alcohol, your insurance will not cover you or your vehicle it will only cover the third party.
CADA is lobbying for roadside sobriety checkpoints to be adopted in Bermuda, these would operate as follows:
- The public is advised ahead of time that checkpoints will be taking place
- The Police decide ahead of time that every nth vehicle will be stopped. (In other words, the Police decide ahead of time that every 10th vehicle, or every 20th vehicle, will be stopped)
- The checkpoint begins and the Police stop every nth vehicle
- The driver of each vehicle stopped is roadside breath tested
- If the roadside breath test shows at or above a certain level of alcohol, the person is transported to the Police station or to the Police command vehcle, for the fully calibrated alcohol breathalyzer machine test
- If the fully calibrated machine shows the persons alcohol level is above the legal limit for driving, the person is arrested for driving while impaired
The results these checkpoints can achieve are...