Testosterone fuelled cars?

What is it? Is it in the water? Is it because they get out of bed the wrong side, they haven’t had their toast in the morning?

Whatever it is, get over it guys!

This morning a truck overtook me on a yellow line (only for me to catch him up all of three seconds later) and a car did the same thing, with the same results. I am not fast, but nor am I a snail.

Too much testosterone guys? (What’s the equivalent for women?)

And why is it that cars simply cannot stop at the white line? Why do they have to go three feet beyond and force oncoming cars to swerve into the road?

When I came back to Bermuda, I had to take my driver’s test, fair enough. I did the parallel parking, reversing etc and then went out onto the streets of Hamilton with the instructor.

As I travelled at what I thought was the 35kph speed limit, he asked: “Did you know the speed limit in Hamilton is 20kph?” No, I sighed.

I then stopped at a stop white line. He asked: “Can you see?” I said: “Yeah, it’s OK.” He said: “Move over the white line if you want.” I obliged.

Getting back to TCD I was resigned to being failed. As I pulled up, and before I had stopped, out the instructor jumped and said: “You’ve passed.” (I won’t tell you what else happened as I might get dragged back to TCD… )

I have no other experience, I don’t know what it’s like to be taught to drive on the Island’s roads. Perhaps one of my readers could tell me if this is normal or not?

We never seem to get reports from the police about the number of cars involved in crashes, unless they are spectacular crashes, but you only have to drive past some of the garages to see how many wrecks there are.

We are fortunate that the speed limits here are so low. I dread to think what would happen if they were increased.



UPDATE: I’ve just been for one of those ‘clear the head’ walks. Walking along Front Street, my way was blocked at Burnaby Street by an SUV stopped right over the pedestrian right of way, waiting for the lights to change.
So much for the white stop lines. What the …….

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  1. Sad to say, the white stop lines in Bermuda are only a ‘suggestion’ (don’t get me started on zebra crossings)… and can make things pretty inconvenient for pedestrians in certain areas. There’s no will by the powers-that-be to try to enforce this aspect of the road laws, but I can only imagine how much of an additional pain it would be for a sight-impaired pedestrian for example.

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