Answer me this. Why are we in such a hurry? People often pass me up on the road only to be stopped next to me two minutes later at the red light. Me: 'sup? Them: nod. What is the use of speeding on a 14 mile island? If you're on you're way or running late to a very important meeting and you have to drive with lightning speed, you probably need some time management skills. If you're going to a government office, don't worry. When you get there, you'll have to wait fifteen minutes to get seen anyway, so chill. Or, as my 15 year old son says, chillax.
Speeding here is a mystery to me, but what really gets my goat (sorry, Billy Bob) are people who refuse t0 stop for pedestrians. This happened two times last night and one time this morning. Garapan is a very busy district, and there are always people standing at crosswalks. If you're ever at a Saipan crosswalk, bring a good book and keep the sequel in your bag. For most part, drivers just ignore them. Maybe that's why people just take their chances instead of waiting, beats me. Two times last night I stopped to let a young boy and an older man cross the road. Both times cars just zoomed by while they were walking in the middle of the crosswalk. I had my hazards on way before they got near the crosswalk, but they just kept on going. I was so mad I started honking. One time I even ducked, I was so scared. I actually thought my windshield would be kissing someone's butt, that's how close a driver came to the old man at the 99 Cent Supermarket crossing. The people crossing were not as upset as I was. Most of them looked at me like I was a crazy woman, probably thinking I wanted them to skedaddle because I was honking. I guess they are used to having to stop in the middle and wait or rush on through regular traffic. Na-ah, If I were them, I would have stood in the middle of the road, turned towards on coming traffic and given those motorist The Crane.