Rumaisa Samdani (6-12 Nov 1999)
I am going to take a break from telling you how great your site is. Its
excellent and people say it all the time.
I want to talk about road manners today. UAE is one country where
driving etiquette doesn't seem to surprise me. From yelling motorists,
lane cutters, hard shoulder drivers
with tinted cars, tail-gaters, rude drivers, to the (take a deep breath)
harassing taxi drivers. I have had a
UAE license for almost 5 years now. I recently went on vacation
for a month to the US
and drove across 4 states. Upon my return I refused to drive for a week! I was shocked to
realize that I had put up with such poor drivers around me.
Occasionally, I try to give way to drivers thinking they will do the same.
They drive ahead,
tail-gating the car in front lest anyone try to cut in!! I think your site
should have a Road site, where you can occasionally spot the
good drivers or have interesting quizzes
in an effort to create awareness.
The seat belt & mobile ban regulations should have been slapped way before.
UAE Traffic & Police depts. should put the fear of God in the drivers.
A small offence (cutting in, changing lanes without indicators, etc) should be fined on the spot and given black spots on the
license. Enough black spots and you go back to school for a certain number of hours.
Come on do something! Make the roads safer!
You said it Rumaisa. Surfers - do you agree or disagree with her?
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