I’m sorry, I take it back
I thought Miami drivers were out of control, but I just got back from Taiwan, and Miami drivers have nothing on these guys. My cab driver, prevented from turning left, went through the intersection and immediately did a U-turn, stopping the oncoming progress of three lanes of traffic. Incredibly, nobody honked. That’s the thing – people drive with no respect for the law, but they’re extremely polite.
The motor scooters were the worst. I saw a scooter drive against the direction of traffic, in the spaces between the cars. I saw a family of four on another scooter: dad driving, mom hanging on dad, junior hanging on to mom, and littler sister standing between dad and the steering column, facing backwards, hugging his waist. Of course, no one was wearing a helmet.
So I take it back – Miamians are not the worst drivers on the roads of the earth. They’re the loudest. Maybe the dumbest. But not the worst.