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No reward for the just

Published:Friday | April 27, 2012 | 12:00 AM


I wonder when Jamaicans who do what is morally right in their everyday functions will feel that the good path they have been on will be recognised and rewarded by the Government.

Many persons do what is considered to be the right thing: they try to be on the right side of the law, while there are others who flout the law.

When I get a speeding ticket for going 10kph over the speed limit, I ensure to pay the ticket immediately, and points are then deducted from my driver's licence.

But then you have persons such as the PPV drivers (red plate) who are always speeding, constantly blowing horns, cutting in and out of traffic, boring at the front of the line, and driving without insurance.

When they are ticketed, many do not bother to pay the fines or even go to court. Some have up to 30 outstanding tickets, but they are rewarded with an amnesty that will allow them to pay the outstanding fines with no points taken from their driver's licence! They might not even be required to attend court! WONDERFUL!

It is very true that "those who play by the rules get shafted".