Well, you learn something new every day - since I've never been pulled over by the Jamaican police, I haven't encountered the "right or lef" question...YET! Good to know; filing that tidbit away for future reference.
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Life is "irie, mon"; in Jamaica, the birthplace of reggae
By Karen Booth, Edmonton Journal, March 20, 2010
... Don't you walk through my words, You got to show some respect. Don't you walk through my words; 'Cause you ain't heard me out yet ... -- Dreadlock Holiday by 10cc
When visiting this verdant Caribbean island, always remember that as important as knowing your rights is getting your lefts sorted out.
You quickly learn that, as in Australia and the United Kingdom, driving is done on the opposite side of the road. "The left side is the right side, the right side is suicide," the locals joke.
Then there's the matter of what to do if you break the law and an unscrupulous police officer says, "Right or left?"
What you're being asked is if you'd rather he or she "write" you a ticket, or if you'd rather "lef" (Jamaican patois for "leave") a little cash for the officer's trouble.
Via: Dreadlock holiday.