EDITOR, The Tribune
The driving in Nassau has become nothing short of frightening. I have noticed three trends, all occurring at traffic intersections and all of which have become the norm.
When at a traffic light and you are positioned near the front of the queue, the instant the light changes from red to green, you are guaranteed to have at least one driver behind you blare their horn. They barely give you time to move your foot from the brake to the accelerator. It is now the norm to see a vehicle racing through an intersection clearly running the light that will have been red for at least two or three seconds.Twice today I was positioned at the front of the queue and the light was red. It was Sunday and the intersection was quiet. Because the light was red, I was stationary and not about to proceed until it turned green. In both instances the cars behind me were sounding their horns incessantly and were clearly irritated that I was not proceeding! (In the US, I know you can turn right on a red light if the coast is clear. As far as I am aware, this is not the law in Nassau). Know road safety, No injury. No road safety, Know injury.
February 9, 2020