Today, I went to the Jamaica "Dept. of Motor Vehicle" to try to get my drivers license. A funny thing about Jamaica drivers license is that they do not test people on the rules of the road, but how an engine works. Many people marvel at the crazy driving that typifies Jamaica, and I think I finally found the reason. Jamaica is more concerned that you understand that the crankshaft turns the camshaft rather than not to pass around a corner. They care that you know the difference between a standard and phillips screwdriver rather than not to stop in the middle of the road or turn without signaling. Anyway, needless to say, I did study for the test and I passed. But, also needless to say, I failed the driving test. It was ridiculous and I would be happy to tell you the whole story if you ask. My comfort and frustration came on the drive home when Mr. Lewis explained to me that they never pass you the first time, even if you "let off" money. So, I went into the test thinking that I might come out with a license when in reality there was not a chance of me actually passing the tests. Anyway, I will try again with a bit more humility as I try to seek the honor of a Jamaican drivers license.
The video is just a little clip of Keri's first time out driving on the Jamaican roads. She is now a pro on the roads and heads out regularly, but we had this video of her first voyage. She did a great job, but the guy at the end of the video did nearly lose his life. It was a funny moment and maybe I overreacted a bit. Enjoy!