|By Ann Phelan - www.bonairecaribbean.com (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3222) on Saturday, July 12, 2008 - 3:39 pm:|
Am I driving slower or are folks driving a lot faster. Everyone seems to be in such a hurry. I wonder if the building boom equates with faster lifestyles. Slow down people..what's the rush?
|By Antony Bond (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #365) on Saturday, July 12, 2008 - 3:45 pm:|
I'm with you Ann.
|By Tribs, Live From Bonaire in 10 Months (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #6467) on Saturday, July 12, 2008 - 4:57 pm:|
I noticed it too. Normally you just had to relax and settle in behind the very slow drivers, but this past trip there was no in between. Either people were driving like maniacs or slowly moving along. I was passed by many locals, something that has never happened to me before.
|By Glen Reem (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #2818) on Saturday, July 12, 2008 - 8:14 pm:|
Sounds like here in southwestern CT. And likely the rest of the US, and the world, where there are lots of cars.
|By Brigitte Kley - Coco Palm Garden (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #734) on Sunday, July 13, 2008 - 7:07 am:|
Between airport and the salt pans and along the road to Sorobon it is horrible ! These speeders don't even slow down by the houses of Belnem.... I miss the donkeys, they slowed down most of these speedy drivers
|By Ann Phelan - www.bonairecaribbean.com (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3224) on Sunday, July 13, 2008 - 8:56 am:|
B, I used to walk the doggies from Sabal Palms towards Sorobon. No more. It's not safe. On cruise ship day the buses fly back to get more passengers. Yesterday a tour company mini van passed me a mach speeds and sped into the airport. I think I may report the driver. It is absurd. The worse is now from the South heading past Cargill towards town. Residents and local industry staff seem to feel they need to hurry to happy hour or something...not sure what's the rush. Anyway, the people who drive fast won't read here so it's a futile effort. Nuff said.
|By Denise K ** Bonaire trip June 08 (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1982) on Sunday, July 13, 2008 - 9:07 am:|
We noticed the same thing! EVERYBODY was passing me EVERYHERE! And they cut right out in front of you when they are coming in from a side street.
|By Vince DePietro (Bellevue Condos ) (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1555) on Sunday, July 13, 2008 - 10:11 am:|
This is a pet peeve of mine. I've complained for years about this! EEG in the morning is like the Indie 500. It seems that everything on Bonaire is on slow island time, EXCEPT some of the drivers! The police really need to crack down.
|By Tribs, Live From Bonaire in 10 Months (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #6469) on Sunday, July 13, 2008 - 11:21 am:|
Rules for the rotary: if you are inside and there are cars coming from the south or north, you yield (look at the arrows on the ground that point towards you = you yield). If cars are coming from east or Den Laman, they yield to those on the inside (no arrows on the ground inside the circle at these points). Rotaries vary by country....I always ask.
|By Pietri Hausmann (BonaireTalker - Post #26) on Sunday, July 13, 2008 - 12:51 pm:|
apparently the rule of the road here is ME FIRST!!!! been here for over 30 years .. it is really out of control ... LBH to Playa is a speedway .. i work at CIEE- the marine research college semester overseas program on Kaya Gov.de Brot .. someday soon the excess speed will injure or do worse to one of the students .. my dismay? it's tourists as much as the locals.. where are you going?? watch the speed signs .. in Belnam from Windsock to LBH the LIMIT is 40 KPH. .i drive the speed limit and am passed by all.. also it is 40KMP from the first turn off left on Kaya International to the town ..for sure I am always passed .. i am at the point of thinking that only a horrible tragedy has to occur -and it will be soon- before the proper authorities pay any attention .. also it is illegal when riding in the back of a pickup to stand or sit on the sides .. you must be seated in the bed proper.
|By Fid Chinoy (BonaireTalker - Post #70) on Sunday, July 13, 2008 - 7:43 pm:|
The police are out there. I got a speeding ticket out by the airport and then a parking ticket at MCB the next week (back in March or April).
|By ***Boat Chick*** (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #5905) on Sunday, July 13, 2008 - 9:22 pm:|
I've noticed the last two trips, that residents of the island were annoyed with my "island driving pace" and would bummper me until I either sped up, or let them pass by slowing down and moving to the right.
|By michael gaynor (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3219) on Monday, July 14, 2008 - 10:53 am:|
We need more speed bumps, (dremples) in strategic places.
|By Kevin W. Williams (Bella Vista Estates) (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #571) on Monday, July 14, 2008 - 12:06 pm:|
Nope ... just a nice, stiff speeding penalty. I endorse confiscating the speeding vehicle for 72 hours, with no monetary fine. Once a few taxi drivers lose three days of business, they'll stop speeding, and once a few tourists have to pay for renting a car that they can't drive, they'll stop, too.
|By Lloyd Haskell (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #240) on Monday, July 14, 2008 - 1:45 pm:|
Ann , I echo your message . No Bonaire Road Rage
|By Fid Chinoy (BonaireTalker - Post #71) on Monday, July 14, 2008 - 5:45 pm:|
Considering the condition of many Bonaire roads, speed bumps would be redundant.
|By Jan Klos - ( Hamlet Bonaire ) (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #673) on Monday, July 14, 2008 - 5:53 pm:|
So I guess Fid is one of drivers speeding past those who wish to do the posted speed limits. After driving while on Bonaire at (or close to the posted speeds)for an extended period of time, it is very scarey the 1st day home. Considering most of the speed limits run around 25 to 40mph and under, where as the speed limits at home are much higher.
|By Kevin W. Williams (Bella Vista Estates) (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #572) on Monday, July 14, 2008 - 6:00 pm:|
"Most"? There are only two speed limits: 40kph (24mph) if you can see buildings, and 60kph (36mph) if you can't. Pretty simple system, and pretty reasonable speeds for an island like this. The accidents with donkeys and goats are nearly exclusively caused by speeders, and the rest of our accidents are caused by impatient drivers passing people that are obeying the limit.
|By Pietri Hausmann (BonaireTalker - Post #29) on Monday, July 14, 2008 - 6:44 pm:|
right on Kevin ... you told it like it is....
|By Carole B. (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #6864) on Monday, July 14, 2008 - 7:56 pm:|
I love the way folks driver around the speed bumps on Kaya Industrial....they actually drive/swerve into the oncoming traffic's path of travel (in the wrong lane) to go around the bumps placed there to slow traffic down at that intersection (near Lisa Gas).
|By Vince DePietro (Bellevue Condos ) (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1561) on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 5:39 am:|
Well when all is said and done, I really wish the folks driving on Bonaire would just slow down. Last May we were proceeding north going through town at the corner where Julio's & MCB is, I was stopped waiting for the traffic to clear before continuing on when some joker who wasn't paying attention came within inches of rear ending our stopped vehicle. Then he looks at me like I'm the crazy one. Duh...
|By michael gaynor (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3226) on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 10:27 am:|
Booze is also one of the causes of many accidents. Yes, we do have too many cars but it looks like we will get more than our share once we have more wealthy people on island. Yesterday, there was a brand new rt hand drive merccedes parked out side. There are two Hummers and a few BIG Ford Suv's out there.
|By ***Boat Chick*** (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #5932) on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 10:33 am:|
Michael, with the price of gas...ouch on the hummers and SUV...YIKES!
|By Glen Reem (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #2822) on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 2:35 pm:|
High prices, low mileage but short distances!!! Dana Point should be so compact!!!! Or CT! :–)))
|By Yo MO - Meet me at the 3Day in Atlanta (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3739) on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 3:53 pm:|
Glen - I used to live in Huntington and my Dad worked in Bridgeport. After college I worked in Darien for a while before moving to Atlanta.
|By Natalie S (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #147) on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 12:51 pm:|
I noticed on my last trip in April that there was a lot more traffic than previous years. We were actually stuck in a small traffic jam in town, which was very odd, and it happened more than once. I also noticed the local drivers were driving more aggressively, but so were some of the tourists.
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