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Taxi driver and my mother

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 8:38 AM


I was driving in a line of traffic along Red Hills Road in St Andrew on Wednesday morning around 7 a.m. A bus was stopped on the opposite side of the road, and as I continued slowly along in the line of traffic, a taxi swerved out suddenly from behind the bus and confronted me, flashing his hand at me and telling me to "move" so he could overtake the bus. I did make way for him, but as I pulled to my left to allow him to go on, I rolled down my window and said to him, "Hey man, you can't wait?"

I was told in no uncertain terms what to do with my mother.

I am a 70-year-old female.

The taxi was loaded with schoolchildren.

Nothing unusual in his response, as it comes as the inevitable result of a widespread mindset that is now, as can be witnessed every day on the roads by normal working people trying to go about their business, almost at the point of no return.

Let's hope that the ones who are in charge of us and our safety, and the enactment and enforcement of necessary laws, understand the enormity of what they are up against and are not intimidated by this vicious monster of a national problem.


Red Hills, St Andrew