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‘Exercise care & vigilance on roads’- Hon Rymer

- warning comes following horrific accident @ Fahie Hill
The Rise and Shine procession as part of Emancipation Celebrations making its way past the Prime Time Festiville in Road Town on August 5, 2019. Photo: VINO
In a statement released today, Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) has moved to express deepest condolences to the relatives and loved ones of the victim in this morning’s accident implored members of the public to exercise care and vigilance over the remainder of the Festival Holidays. Photo: Team of Reporters/File
In a statement released today, Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) has moved to express deepest condolences to the relatives and loved ones of the victim in this morning’s accident implored members of the public to exercise care and vigilance over the remainder of the Festival Holidays. Photo: Team of Reporters/File
The scene of the horrific accident at Fahie Hill, Tortola today, August 5, 2019. Photo: Team of Reporters
The scene of the horrific accident at Fahie Hill, Tortola today, August 5, 2019. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In light of the horrific accident that claimed the life of a man this morning, August 5, 2019, at Fahie Hill, Tortola, authorities are calling on Virgin Islanders and visitors alike to take precautions as they partake in the 2019 Emancipation celebrations.

Exercise Care

In a statement released today, Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) expressed deepest condolences to the relatives and loved ones of the victim in this morning’s accident.

He also urged members of the public to exercise care and vigilance over the remainder of the Festival Holidays.

According to the Minister, “Be defensive drivers, and be aware that consumption of alcohol, lack of sleep, use of cellular phones just to name a few, can severely impair responsiveness when driving. This can lead to accidents which can seriously injure persons or even cause death.”

He urged members of the public to desist from drinking and driving. “If you plan to consume alcohol and to party hard, then the best option is to walk with a designated driver.”

Further, the Minister said to drivers that if the consumption of alcohol leads to feelings of tiredness and sleepiness, “pull aside and sober up or get some rest before you drive.”

‘Pass the Key’ – Hon Rymer

He said, more importantly, drivers should pass the vehicle key to someone who is sober and who is not tired. “You can also call a friend or relative to drive you home,” Hon Rymer urged.  

In reiterating calls for citizens to enjoy the celebrations amidst caution, the minister said driving under impairment, places life at risk including that of loved ones as well as other road users.

4 Responses to “‘Exercise care & vigilance on roads’- Hon Rymer”

  • Zone 5 (05/08/2019, 19:12) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    This minister is timely
  • sad (06/08/2019, 10:12) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    We need better roads!! People send their children away worrying that something will happen overseas we don’t expect them to happen in our own home. The young man was most likely trying to avoid a car or something because the roads are too narrow and so mash up you can hardly drive on your own side. The BVI has HORRIBLE roads and nothing is being done, not safe at all!
  • Sam (06/08/2019, 17:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    From beef island to stone heaven need fixed it time.Mr ,Rymer


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