Animals at the wheel!

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Animals at the wheel!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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Dear Editor,

I was always very sceptical of a popular belief of the Christian community the belief that we are living in end times and “God soon come”. I've been hearing those sayings for the last 30 or so years, so it took little effort on my part to discredit that notion.

I am, however, reconsidering that position because I think I am witnessing nothing short of signs and wonders on the road.

There have been a whole lot of things happening that one could safely say are amazing, but none can outmatch the thought of animals driving. I know this one seems off, but if you should traverse Red Hills Road, Hope Road and Molynes Road, and probably many of our nation's roads, you would witness the same for yourself.

There can be no other description to the drivers of these taxis but to be classified as animals. The blatant and total disregard for life in how these motorists operate is mind-boggling, and the saddest part is that the drivers are pigs transporting mindless sheep. I find it strange that people actually sit comfortably in a motor vehicle and allow these animals to run numerous risks with their lives, hoping that they will get to their destination without incident.

Some of these drivers are very aggressive; nothing short of hooligans. They lace you with all kinds of expletives and are prepared to threaten you when you refuse to pull off the road and allow them to pass in your lane, and that is one of the major causes for more and more people getting angry in traffic.

They brag that passengers rarely die or get injured seriously when they have an accident. So it's not a big deal. But, in fact, it is a big deal when you have to take time off to go to the police station, insurance company, and mechanic to get your vehicle fixed, and that's a huge proportion of productive time wasted; hence, it affects the economy in a massive way.

It's only a matter of time before the regular person starts taking the law in his/her own hands and dishing out one's own brand of justice

Something needs to be done. It cannot continue like this on our roads.

Melvin Pennant

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