Cars and Goats

Remember this! At one time Basseterre had a significant population of goats and they felt very comfortable on top of cars – even brand new ones! They also seemed to enjoy running over parked cars on their way to who-knows-where. No car was safe no matter where it was parked. Back in the 1970s cars that were left-hand-drive had a big sign on their rear distinguishing them from other cars. At the time, a driver could only park on the side of the road along which he/she was driving. So a driver in a left-hand-drive car had to deal with the fact that his rear view was often hidden by the car parked behind him. The sign on the rear of his car signalled to on-coming vehicles that he might have some difficulty in seeing them and that they should approach with caution.

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26 August 2010