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Driving the country recklessly

Jan 31st, 2013 | By | Category: Ireland

There is a story told of a foreign visitor arriving at Dublin Airport and taking a taxi to the city centre. The taxi moves quickly through the suburbs, passing lines of slower moving traffic. As it approaches a junction, the lights are turning from amber to red. Instead of slowing to a halt, the driver accelerates and goes through the junction at great speed.

The visitor is alarmed at such driving, but assumes that the driver had miscalculated and that he would have stopped if it had been safe to …