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June 20, 2007

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Bryce

A cost of around $1,000 is comparable to the cost of learning in the UK (where they have graduated licenses). Surely the people of Cayman don't want all of the benefits but none of the associated costs? Is that called having your pound cake and eating it too? Anyway, I think we can all agree that people need to calm down, slow down and reduce the amount of road deaths here.
BTW good to see you back!

BUT OF COURSE PEOPLE IN CAYMAN WANT ALL THE BENEFITS WITH NONE OF THE COSTS!
THANKS FOR THE PROPS AND THE COMMENTS. - rtm

Kazoo

I agree with this article entirely. I had to apply for a drivers test after I missed the conversion period, which stands at 3 months after you arrive on the island. This involved having to rewrite the learners test and take the drivers test, the whole process of which took me over 3 months to complete.

I have been driving for 10 years and have no problem with any motor vehicle at all on any side of the road you can drive legally. Just to get my Cayman license cost me a total of CI$250 without getting instruction which I really considered to be very expensive at the time, however, what really made me think was the length of the period between the written test and the practical test.
Any new driver would surely forget at least some of the information learnt in the written test and without instruction, definately would not apply it to their driving skills which more than likely would cause them to fail the test, resulting in a waste of CI$200 and 3 months waiting for your driving appointment (which for me would cost me money because I would have to take time off work to wait in endless queues, etc).

I agree that instruction should be enforced and maybe this will result in shorter waiting period, due to learners actually passing the test because there won't be as many second applicants. You'll find far better drivers on the road (hopefully) and you'll save that extra CI$200 you could have spend on getting decent lessons.

Plus you and your mom will be stoked she won't have to come pick you up in front of your friends.

Thanks. A great post.

GOD BLESS MOM... SINCE YOU BROUGHT IT UP, I PLAN ON GETTING TORN UP AT RACKAM'S THIS FRIDAY - CAN SHE GIVE ME A LIFT HOME? THANKS.

Andy James

Hey buddy! Interesting post... I just landed on your blog courtesy google. I was thinking.. you could try to put up some current news and happenings. Will make ur blog more interesting.There are many news scrollers. I know of one on http://www.widgetmate.com

CHEERS. I TRY TO DO THAT BUT I'VE BEEN TRAVELING FOR ABOUT 12 WEEKS NOW AND IT'S DIFFICULT. THANKS FOR THE TIP.

zara

So, I have sat here and read most of the infamous Cayblog. You have managed to make fun of every little Caymanian detail. And that is awesome. This is some of the most hilarious stuff I have ever read.

And fyi, the Freedom of Information Bill is being passed in September of this year.

THE FOI BILL IS BEING PASSED THIS YEAR? WHO TOLD YOU THIS? HOW DID YOU COME ABOUT THIS INFORMATION? THAT WAS SENSITIVE AND CLASSIFIED STUFF THAT NO ONE WAS SUPPOSED TO KNOW ABOUT!

JB

CB, I like your style and found myself, once again, smirking in agreement. I do however find much comfort in knowing that each of the awesome drivers who exits this mortal coil off ramp at 125 km/h tidies up the gene pool nicely. It's only sad when they decide to take an unwitting passenger with them.

NOT TO WORRY. THE INDISCRIMINATE AND OVER-SEXED WEST BAY-ERS WILL MAKE MORE.

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