With so many car accidents happening in Jamaica daily ( As seen on OGNR) you’d think that some responsible soul in the Jamaican Government would take the initiative and fix the problem. Like all problems this one has its roots. This one in particular originated from various Examination Depots across the island where corruption is rife and illegal purchasing of a driver’s license is a common occurrence.
You put an unqualified and incompetent driver around the wheel who is also illiterate hence not being able to comprehend the road code book what do you expect the outcome to be ( I guess it’s apparent by now)?
It would serve Jamaica well to take a page from New York’s former Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s book and apply the “Broken windows theory” to Jamaica where said mayor had a so called “zero tolerance” policy. This “zero tolerance” policy was part of an interlocking set of wider reforms to be undertaken. According to Wikipedia:
“Giuliani had the police more strictly enforce the law against subway fare evasion, public drinking, urination, and the “squeegee men” who had been wiping windshields of stopped cars and demanding payment. According to the 2001 study of crime trends in New York by George Kelling and William Sousa, rates of both petty and serious crime fell suddenly and significantly, and continued to drop for the following ten years.”
Jamaica’s culture is one of indiscipline and lawlessness. A situation where people are selling illegal DVD’s for argument’s sake is generally not frowned upon because “man a do him hustlin” “. Indeed prosecuting a man for something as “simple” as selling a DVD may seem trivial, but you have to understand that lawlessness has to stop somewhere and if a man cannot respect the small laws, he’ll have no respect for the large ones. Don’t turn a blind eye to small offenses in our country because by doing so you inadvertently encourage the violation of larger ones; always remember; a ruthless killer was once an innocent child.