Rude driver put on notice

While running on the hard shoulder of the Esterley Tibbetts Highway about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday, I was a few hundred yards south of Lakeside Apartments when I saw a green Mini saloon driving at an unsafe speed north toward me on the hard shoulder. As usual, traffic on the carriageway was heavy and stop start.

I carried on running but stopped when the Mini got close to me. The female driver eventually stopped about a foot from my shins and she gesticulated for me to get out of the way. I refused and pointed out she ought to be on the road. The standoff lasted a couple of minutes and she then began to edge forward; no doubt to intimidate. When I still did not move she eventually pulled out into the traffic.

My actions got a round of applause from a family in a rental car and the “lady” was called the impolite name for her derriere.

No doubt the driver of the Mini uses intimidation and cheating in other areas of her life, work and the line at the supermarket etc., but to use such tactics while driving is a very dangerous practice. It also encourages others to follow suit with the resulting lowering of standards.

Such behavior also portrays the Cayman Islands in a poor light.

If the “lady” reads this, she is on notice that the next time, and I am a regular along that stretch, I will make a formal complaint.

Derek Haines

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