Riding in Trucks in Jamaica
Okay this is no joke! People ride in truck backs in the most UNSAFE ways in Jamaica! I often get stuck behind or end up passing vehicles like these on the roads and marvel at how they put their lives in the hands of fate.
I followed these guys for quite a ways between Ochi and Montego Bay. Once we got stuck behind them at the red light they realized I was taking pictures and started waving.
This next one had me in complete awe. I couldn’t believe this because we were driving about 130 kph and this truck was moving almost as fast as us. And check it out, the guy in the back seems to just be chillin out eating his lunch or something!
I have seen SO many more like this but can’t seem to pull out my camera fast enough, so I searched the internet to see what I could find. I think this one was the most ridiculous one I could pull up in a search. The caption read “I can’t imagine…..” Seems it wasn’t taken in Jamaica but you get the idea.
And there you have it! Anything goes…even if risking your life! I have ridden in the back seat of a car with 5 Jamaicans before. I’ve also seen them climb out the trunks of taxi’s when they get dropped off. I guess when you need to get somewhere you just do it however you can!