Sep 2, 2004, 11:51 AM
Post #3 of 10
While I cannot say this with any certainty, I would guess that there is the possibility that you may not have driven in Mexico extensively, hence the question regarding the option of buying a scooter upon which to scoot about town here in Lakeside.
Of course, you can do this and this is a very efficient mode of transportation. To ascertain whether or not this is a good idea is to view the notion according to perspective. For example:
If you are speaking from the perspective of your life or health insurance companies, this is a bad idea.
If you are speaking from the perspective of, shall we say, the comptroller at San Javier Hospital in Guadalajara who is seeking ways to improve cash flow by utilizing expensive life saving urgent care equipment and hospital room units turnover, it is a fine idea.
If you are speaking from the perspective of the U.S. Social Security Administration which would like to decrease the average life expectancy of pensioners (500,000 or so) living in Mexico, it is a wonderful idea.
Honda and Pemex have opposing views as you might expect.
And, finally, there are the truck and bus drivers' unions charged with defending the rights of the unbelievably wreckless and powerful truck and bus drivers after their members have smashed you to smithereens as you tooled along the highway on your tiny little, invisible scooter and got in the way of their completing their daily chores . Do you have any idea how much it costs to maintain these resultant fugitives in safe house for a few days until they have been cleared to return to the job through the system without even the remotest chance that they will be penalized in any fashion?
Or, are you speaking from your own perspective? To give you some insight, here is what you need to know of the police report reporting your demise. "Acted imprudently, body shipped back to loved ones in Washington State".
End of story.