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School Done!!! Other stuff in life to write about now….

Those Red Plates….

As I sat in traffic yesterday evening, it suddenly dawned on me, not a new revelation or anything like that, just an eye opener, that as soon as vehicles are issued with red plates the drivers turn into jackasses.  Wifey says I’m not to insult the jackass by calling them that but if the term fits…

For those who aren’t familiar with our system our vehicle tags are colour coded, white with blue writing and border are for private cars, green with white writing and border for commercial vehicles, white with red writing and border for heavy duty equipment and trailer backs and the infamous red plates with white writing for taxis and buses. There were others which have been sidelined or used in special situations but these are the more popular ones.  There are the yellow with black writing for government and the yellow with green writing for diplomats and the blue with white writing for demo vehicles and the list goes on and I digress.

Back to the red plates. I can only conclude that they send all these idiots to the same school to perfect the art of making the roads hazardous for other road users. They make it a point to ignore every road rule. The sidewalk and soft shoulder are synonymous with paved roadways to them. Pedestrians are targets to be removed if you dare to walk on the sidewalk and they want to use it. See a passenger and just stop in the middle of the road oblivious to the cars travelling behind or the mayhem they cause with traffic build up. The turn lanes are used and fasttracks to get to the head of the line since nobody else has to go anywhere we all just love to wait in lines at traffic signals to work on our tan.  Silly us for not using the right side of the road as a second or third lane while cars sit in the left lane waiting on lights to change.

What amazes me is that they all drive exactly the same way. You can actually predict their movements way before they execute their plan. The other source of amazement is that people actually sit in these cars and allow wild animals to drive them to their destination.

I suggest that we need a whole police force out on the roads to deal with these red platers. It’s time to stop them before their dangerous game of bumper cars wreaks even more havock than it already does but knowing my country, nothing will happen until some bigshot or their child or family gets maimed by one of these idiots.

August 5, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. but suppose the people who in them aint have no choice but to be in them

    Comment by jdid | August 8, 2009 | Reply

  2. They have choices Jdid. I prefer to walk than subject myself to that kind of crap.

    Comment by scratchie | August 10, 2009 | Reply

  3. Yes all the bus drivers certainly go to the same driving school. It’s a Cbean problem. Good to see you blogging again.

    Comment by Kami | August 20, 2009 | Reply

  4. I agree. The system is broken – not managed well. you have criminals driving those buses, young men who see conducting as a way to do something. the gov should overhaul the system.

    Comment by corvedacosta | September 15, 2009 | Reply

  5. Scratch…..I see you are presumptious enough to think that thay went to the same school……what school? Doh mek me cuss nuh more bad wud…de whola dem need fe tek offa de road! Minibus driver…taxi driver….dem come een like some locust my yute!

    Comment by Dr. D. | September 16, 2009 | Reply

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