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The Scooter is still King to get around in VI [See video]

July 19th, 2017 | Tags: Motor Scooter Taxi transportation accidents
This pillion rider of a motor scooter was caught on camera carrying two suitcases along the James Walter Francis Drive. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Scooter riders in the Virgin Islands are always getting bashed for their riding skills or lack thereof, not wearing helmets, and when you hear about a scooter it's most often about an accident.

Well scooters from Tortola to Jost van Dyke are used for many purposes; some to deliver food, messages, and many young people use them to get to and from school, college, work and even to church.

There are a few local entrepreneurs who also have viable scooter businesses. Scooter and motor bikes are easy to manoeuvre on our tight roads, especially during rush hour.

However, a video circulating on social media throughout the Virgin Islands also captured a passenger who may have just returned from a trip or was heading out to one where he was able to carry his luggage on a scooter.

So after all, ease up on the criticism of our scooter riders, as they still remain a viable form of transportation around the islands, even if to take your suitcases to an airport or home near you.

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18 Responses to “The Scooter is still King to get around in VI [See video]”

  • Windy (19/07/2017, 20:34) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    Lol vino you too much
  • qc (19/07/2017, 22:41) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Goodbye Mr. suitcase man
  • hello (19/07/2017, 22:50) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    I love this. It is hilarious.
  • Observer (19/07/2017, 23:38) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Safety first! Ride good.
  • shanocks (20/07/2017, 01:28) Like (17) Dislike (42) Reply
    These island people bringing their nasty habits with them
  • spanish (20/07/2017, 06:57) Like (9) Dislike (17) Reply
    this must be a Spanish doing .
  • Klk (20/07/2017, 08:03) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Migos lol lol
  • Edward (20/07/2017, 09:15) Like (9) Dislike (7) Reply
    They are too dangerous to be on the road! In town they can get around but up and down the hill is far too dangerous. Wet roads make them slide. They should be banned because of the danger to them selves and the public. Tortola is unique as far as roads and terrain...motorcycles (not scooters) should be banned.
  • Triple X (20/07/2017, 09:40) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    Why is this news?
  • Iip (20/07/2017, 09:50) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
    I bet its Spanish people....
  • Santo (20/07/2017, 10:22) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don't see anything wrong here..... Trucks overloaded are the same. All it is, is persons operating four wheel vehicles don't drive with due care. Most of y'all only know how to drive with your head straight!!!!
  • Liat 521 (20/07/2017, 11:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    seems like a lady on the back
  • ...... (20/07/2017, 11:31) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    At least he's wearing a helmet.....lol. His shoulders must be killing him....
  • tp (20/07/2017, 12:47) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    I have seen the Filipinos at Simply Delicious do their grocery shopping at Cash & Carry. They usually strap on their different vegetables to their scooter, and away they go. Mind you, you're talking lots of cabbage, carrots, onions, etc. and I never heard of them having an accident. It looks rather strange but it works for them.
  • for real (20/07/2017, 19:42) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    He got to be Spanish only in Santo Domingo I see these things men on bike with suit cases and an actual fridge.


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