BASIC RULES FOR DRIVING IN KINGSTON
1. Turn signals will give away your next move. A real Kingston driver never uses them.
2. Under no circumstance should you leave a safe distance between you and the car in front of you, or the space will be filled in by somebody else, putting you in an even more dangerous situation.
3. The faster you drive through a red light, the smaller the chance you have of getting hit.
4. Never, ever come to a complete stop at a stop sign. No one expects it and it will result in you being rear-ended.
5. Never get in the way of an older car that needs extensive bodywork. The other guy doesn’t have anything to lose.
6. Braking is to be done as hard and late as possible to ensure that your ABS kicks in, giving a nice, relaxing foot massage as the brake pedal pulsates. For those of you without ABS, it’s a chance to stretch your legs.
7. Never pass on the right when you can pass on the left. It’s a good way to scare people for a laugh.
8. Speed limits are arbitrary figures, given only as a suggestion and
are apparently not enforceable in Kingston.
9. Just because you’re in the right lane and have no room to speed up or move over doesn’t mean that a Kingston driver flashing his high beams behind you doesn’t think he can go faster in your
10. Always slow down and rubberneck when you see an accident or even someone changing a tire.
11. Learn to swerve abruptly. Kingston is the home of the high-speed ‘dally’ , thanks to the KSAC, which puts pot-holes in key locations to test drivers’ reflexes and keep them on their toes.
12. It is traditional in Kingston to honk your horn at cars that don’t move the instant the light turns green.
13. Remember that the goal of every Kingston driver is to get there first –by whatever means necessary.