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NugBlazer
(@NugBlazer)
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Riding a scooter in the islands is flat-out suicidal.  Don't even think about it!

As for driving a regular car, the VI is literally the last place in America I'd recommend for a new driver.  You'd be much better off getting some experience in the States before coming down here to drive.  Driving here ain't for the faint of heart.

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Posted : October 4, 2020 2:56 pm
jaldeborgh
(@jaldeborgh)
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I’ve found the transition to driving on the left to be rather easy, as has my wife.....and we’re not young.....mid and late 60’s.  You need to be mindful at first but within a day or so it becomes second nature.  The same is true when we go back to MA for the summers, we’re careful for a few days and then your brain adjusts and you don’t have to think about again.

As for the scooter topic......I think it’s a mater of your comfort level riding a motorbike.  If you’re not competent and comfortable on the mainland, you won’t be here.  The roads here aren’t great but a good rider won’t have a problem, I’ve now memorized most of the potholes and how to avoid them.  As for the drivers, there are a few crazies but it’s no worse than navigating big city traffic during rush hour.  The good news here is speeds here are relatively slow and there just aren’t that many roads as the islands are small.

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Posted : March 16, 2021 10:00 pm
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