Second confession: True Story: I’m 21 and I still don’t have my driving license…
I know, I know, I’m 21, how comes? Are you serious? Wahahahahaha etc etc. I hate it too, well not always but most of the time if I should say !
And truth be told, the blame can squarely and exclusively be put on… ME.
I started taking driving lessons with my best friend Kenza about 2 years ago. We had an instructor, he was angry all the time and very moody -Just in case you were wondering- He’s name was Simo and he went through all the motions of taking the actual driving test with both of us. God bless his soul.
Everything was going very smoothly until we started practicing this part of the test that has plagued me EVERY SINGLE TIME !
The thing is: If I put aside the hard time I had judging the distance of the car to imaginary lines and the fact that the instructor only used polls and traffic cones and asked us to imagine there were cars in every possible direction –which had never made any sense to my me- I can say I did quite well in those 10 days of training *cough* I’m lying *cough*
And even though, I may not be able to drive a car any time soon, let me tell you something: Nobody can beat me in a car raising video game, my hand-eye coordination and my understanding of my place surrounding are excellent 😀
Anyway. Point is. Who can deny the fact that driving in Morocco is so ridiculously dangerous?
People litterally drive like there are no road rules. Technically, there are, but nobody follows them, and there’s not enough power to enforce the rules effectively. This is because a large majority of people on the roads have bribed instructors to get their licenses, and are uneducated in road rules and life in general but things are changing… allegedly !
A QUICK MESSAGE TO ALL THE DRIVERS OUT THERE: Please be careful and never forget that you’re driving an enormous hunk of metal around that can harm you and other people if handled inappropriately.
Sorry, back to the point.
I can’t drive but all my friends can -LUCKY ME- and let me tell you one last thing: I actually REALLY enjoy sitting in the front –or the back- seat without having to combine my 6 senses behind a wheel.
I think driving a car is a huge responsibility I’m willing to take someday in the near future.
God bless you all !