Posted by: nastylittletruths | January 30, 2013

Re-inventing the Scales of Stupidity

Anyone notice that recently some people have adopted a style of not only driving on the white line, but sometimes over it on the other side? And for you or the poor guy/gal on the other side it means heading into potholed edges or clipping some unlucky pedestrian or cyclist? (In case you are wondering – no, we were stopped at this point and I wasn’t driving and taking a picture)


Apart from the above, I am also amazed at how Trinis test the boundaries of idiocy when it comes to driving. I’m an “early on the road” person when I have to be sand at this time of the year when the sun rises later than usual two things are regularly seen… On one end of the scale there are those drivers who have no lights on even though it’s dark. Very good – you can see with all the streetlights, etc., but we need to see you! Even on the highways you see them!

Others think that they’ll save their headlamps by putting on only their park lights. Now forgive me, but how fracking stupid do you have to be to not understand that “park” lights mean exactly that? And then on the other end of the scale we have the guys and gals who are totally blind and can only drive with high beams on. It is a particular nuisance from truck drivers who are too high to be affected by you replying high beans so I can only conclude that they take some perverse pleasure in it.

Last, but not least, are the red-light breakers. My light is green, but I have to wait for the average of eight people to go through the red while I wait. How hurry can you be at 6:00 in the morning? At the north to east traffic lights at the UB/CR intersection it is a whole day event. Check it out – every single light change for the people who were coming from south and turning right to Curepe – at least eight vehicles (trucks, cars, taxis, you name it) are breaking the red light.

So where’s the police? “Out in force to ensure a safe Carnival for all… we will ‘robustly’ enforce the traffic laws… blah, blah, blah…”


  1. Good to have your back.

    Ray G Norwalk CT

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