What the hell is going on?
“The young driver of the other car did not have insurance and the police did not prosecute him.”
Oh, just the new monopoly game today…
by Colin Beadon
On Friday October 7th, we saw in the Advocate that the Barbados Road Safety Association would like Government to set up a fund for those families of road accident victims. The reason being, as from Mr Richard Cox the public relations officer, is that there have been several instances where road users lost their lives in accidents where the car owner’s vehicles were not insured.
“In any civilized country, driving an uninsured car, is a serious criminal offence, like owning an unlicensed firearm. But not in Barbados where driving an uninsured vehicle these days, seems to be almost above board, and common place.”
Well I’m mad about it, since a couple years ago we were hit by an uninsured driver near Bath Beach, and the police arriving on the scene tried to make out we were wrong. The youth had sprung out from a minor road, not stopped at the stop sign, and come sweeping across the road to hit us on the other side.
I had all the photographs I needed of what happened, and I made sure the policeman was in them too. The young driver of the other car did not have insurance and the police did not prosecute him. We had to pay all our damages and replace a back door on our car, in order to retain our no claim insurance premiums which would have cost us more than paying for our car repair ourselves.
Extra tax because our society doesn’t hold individuals responsible
Now, I don’t see why we have to start paying extra tax, because the police won’t do their duty and trap people driving without insurance, and the government is not enforcing driving without insurance as a crime instead of a traffic offense.
Instead, government is wanting to bail out Clico, for a 150 odd million, so that Clico can turn around and repeat what they have already done to Barbados (besides destruct Sam Lords Castle that should have been included in our Heritage sites), while nobody responsible ended up in jail.
This is the sort of puke, we tax payers are all up against, and why people in New York have seen the light of such things, and are striking back.
Meanwhile, nobody passed GO, and nobody goes to jail. That is the new Monopoly game today. Politicians are becoming overweight slobs because of it, millions of normal people are finding themselves without jobs and countries are becoming bankrupt.
* The photo is used for illustrative purposes only and is not the accident referred to by Mr. Beadon.