Eleuthera, Bahamas – For 2013 alone the streets of Eleuthera have been witness to 6 traffic accidents which have claimed the lives of 6 adults and 1 toddler. The majority of these fatalities have occurred between Hatchet Bay and Palmetto Point with the exception of two in Rock Sound.
These frightening statistics have raised major concerns for Eleutherans, sparking the inauguration of a road safety campaign, led by The One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF), the Eleuthera branch of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF), South Eleuthera Emergency Partners (SEEP), Rotary Club of Eleuthera (RCOE), Ministry of Public Health, the Department of Road Traffic and the Administrator for Central Eleuthera, which pleads with motorists to buckle up, slow down and not text or drink and drive.
“The campaign seeks to provide education and enforcement as a preventative tool coupled with the stakeholder’s investments of proper signage and road markings to ensure the safety of visitors and residents alike”, said Superintendent Davis.
“Saving Lives – if you see something, say something!” is set to launch today at 1:00pm at the most northern accident site with the planting of wooden crosses in the areas where each fatality took place, commemorating the lives lost and as a chilling reminder to motorists to drive with caution and care.
On Friday, campaign organizers will be issuing road safety paraphernalia and speaking to the general public at the “Fish Fry” in Governor’s Harbour on the importance of adhering to road rules and regulations.
Activities promoting road safety will continue throughout the month of May with a series of school visits and town meetings; dates, times and locations to be announced.
For more information, contact road safety campaign organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org or by dialing 919 or 242-334-4630.