Morning Traffic

I am finding the morning traffic annoying each and everyday. And here’s why:

1. Driving school cars are such a pain in the morning! You are in a hurry to go to work and there’s a damn learner in front of you. It is such a nightmare in Port-Louis. The traffic is already very difficult and added to that you have some drivers (in the making) who just make the traffic even worse! They take one whole minute to take a turn and they go at such a snail’s pace! I think that driving schools should not operate in the morning, at least not before 9. I don’t recall taking lessons in the morning and even then, I was never asked to drive that slowly!

2. UBS Buses. God, I hate that Bus service! It is not rare to see one broken down in the middle of the highway! and the inconvenience they cause! My loathing for those buses is ever growing. I always wonder how the heck they pass the fitness test. -_-‘

3. Motorcyclers: I could just kick them! They have no notion of road traffic regulations! They will overtake you right or left. They will bump into your side/wing mirrors and they just don’t care. They will ‘dance’ in the middle of the road, making overtaking them dangerous! And they will take a turn without a hand signal or flasher. They are hazardous.

4. Pedestrians: I don’t really hate them. But some pedestrians are just careless. And in the morning, careless pedestrians are everywhere! Why can’t they use the sidewalk where there is one? why do they have to overtake each other and step on the streets to do so?! specially those school kids! My driving instructor always used to say that no matter what, protect the pedestrians. My dad says the same thing too. But hey, they make protecting them kind of tough! And it is annoying!

5.  ‘Bel-mari’ drivers: those are the ones who overtake a long line of law abiding and patient drivers on a road where overtaking is illegal and when there is a car coming the other way, they will ask you to give them way, to take your place! I NEVER give them way! Ever! One even swore at me once and I just don’t care. Why can’t they just wait like the rest?

If you are reading this, you probably think I should just quit driving, at least in the morning. I would do it only if the alternative was something other than taking the bus! 😉

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8 thoughts on “Morning Traffic

  1. These are some additional points I should have included in my post Swearing while driving, motocycle overtaking in the left and finally having a tuned car does not make you a good driver 😛

    I would have included the other links too, but wordpress antispam plugins might find me spamming 😛

  2. Why not fly? Would be a good means of transport 😀 More sheriously, all govts failed to address the problem LRT even expensive is a viable solution. Mauritians need to understand that you won’t get a good service, or transport, unless you pay, and work harder to be able to afford the new lifestyle.

  3. Torpedo says:

    Very well said!

    Please add these to your list:

    6 – Chaufferr vann-lekol: park britt-britt (sans signal, sans nargnié) kott gagné (lorr double la-linn zonn, lor no parking, lor simé débouché, etc)

    7 – Policemen!! Abé kiferr zour gro lapli (quand bann ti bolom blé all kassiett) ki ou roule (lentement, oui, mais) librement? C’est bizarre, hein?

    8 – Residents with frontage on the main road. C’est à dire, bann dimoune ki zott gate tom lors main-road. Soit zott garde zott véhicule lors simé tanto / a-soir / n’importe quand zott pe débarque kitsoz. Soit, zott tellement bien-élvé ki zott construire zott barrage ek gate lors réserve simé (encroachment on road reserve). Alle faire enn tour pendant peak-time lors simé Allée Brillant, Remy Ollier, Boundary Road, Brown Sequard Ave etc, lerla nek dire moi si 2 bis capave croisé PARTOUT lors ça-bann simé-la…

    Great blog! Take care! Cheers! Keep smiling because Mauritius, c’est un plaisir! 🙂

  4. Torpedo says:

    Have sigh of desperation while reading how civilised countries are taming traffic – less markings and invisble restrictions to force drivers to exert additional caution. Now try to transpose this to Dodoland 🙂

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