According to Samuel, who rides with a whistle in his mouth, the government needs to ban cell phone use by drivers as soon as possible. He also warned that accidents can occur when car doors are opened without people checking to see if cyclists or other vehicles are coming. His friend Bryan Bowen, the founder of Bowen Marine, was killed in Chaguaramus by a drunk driver in 1989. More recently, former Madonna Wheelers' cyclist Michael Tung suffered injuries and needed surgery after being knocked down in Arima in August. The driver was reportedly overtaking on the shoulder. Regionally, Barbados lost two of its cyclists in similar accidents in 2009.