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Rash driving blamed for increase in road deaths
Men caused 86.7% of traffic accidents in the past three months in Dubai
If I put a car cam and record some of the stuff that crazy drivers do on Dubai roads, would anyone be interested to take a look at it from a "take action" point of view ?
Ajai D'Silva, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
I think this sudden surge of accident is due to high stress created by the commodities increasing prices everywhere . Recently i have came across many time people being fined rather educated for a crime they are doing. I feel unnecessary fines creates miss conduct rather following rules. A happy person in society will follow rules more then an unhappy one. One of my friend got parking fine even though he was parked and sitting in the car. He got very angry with unjust fines and increasing prices. I herd him getting another speeding fine after 2 days. Thus please try to release stress.
Ehsan, Al ain, United Arab Emirates
I had seen major road misbehavior in last 3-4 month. I am surprise to see it was not that much earlier, but now a days people becomes more rash and careless. police can use RTA buses front camera to track it. I travel by bus and I can see many drivers breaking rules daily. like sharp cuts at signals, crossing road dividers etc... The number is high specifically since last four months or so.
Hiren, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
I drive down SZR every day to work and back and literally every other driver has a mobile phone to his/her ear. I would like to appeal to the authorities to have stringent laws and penalties for such disregard for public safety. Most often it is even easy to tell from afar the very way the car is being driven that the driver is on the phone.
Rio, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Accidents are bound to happen unless authorities come out heavily.we strongly suggest spot fining instead of radar which are manipulated or offered discount while paying fines. Drivers enjoy put others at grave risk. Hope the concerned will take effective maesures to counter this problem.
Murali, Dubai, India
Stress is the Main Cause and also Longer Working Hours and Less rest time.
Zarish, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Everyone should be cautious, should learn discipline and give full attention while driving, if there have any problem in your mind, stress or tension, set it aside.. keep your attention in driving , be careful and always pray before driving so you cannot hurt anyone and God guide you always in your journey...
irish, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Nothing will change. Unless the People in Bigger and Powerful Vehicles Obey the Traffic Rules/Speed limits. They Always Rubberneck/TailGate the other vehicles and disrupt the traffic flow and many times create accidents. When will the authorities start educating them ???
Ajoy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
What I feel is that motorist who are not giving way to other should be heavily fined. The issue is only when one is obstructed by other slow motorist, then one left with no option other than doing zigzag. I have also seen drivers using mobile phones on speed tracks or even at speed of 120kph ++ . I always say please don't use mobile phone or even indulge in serious chat with fellow passengers if you are on road with speed limit more than 100kph. In any accident I feel all the drivers involved are equally responsible, the existing system of giving fine to one, need to be reviewed. Driving is serious act, not a leisure act as said by most of expats, lack of concentration on road may lead to disasters. Please drive well, be a responsible driver. Do best in achieving "UAE a zero accidental death country".
Zia, dubai, United Arab Emirates
I completely agree with Sama, People in UAE especially are over stressed..........Millions of years have been passed since man first put his foot on earth and now all of a sudden there is scarcity everywhere which is justified by the authority to increase prices of all commodities. ...Every human is become selfish as a whole. But Last that doesn't mean we should drive recklessly and kill the innocent..!!!
Ahmed, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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