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Cars aren’t for reckless amusement

I would like to draw the attention of readers to the serious matter of reckless driving by youngsters. The other day, I was appalled when I saw a video of a young man, driving a van at 200km/h and overtaking cars.

Reckless driving poses a significant risk to the people in the surrounding area as well as to the driver. Driving at such a high speed at this juvenile age can definitely cause havoc and terrible accidents. Parents should understand that this isn’t a source of pride. They should be held responsible for such cases. Parents have literally lost their sense of responsibility towards their children and society. Vehicles are a means of transport and not for reckless amusement and fun. Heavy fines and stringent rules for violations should be adopted. The Police can impound cars for these reasons and can implement the ‘zero tolerance approach’.

I genuinely hope that the authorities take necessary steps towards this issue.

From Mr Bibi Hanifa Mohammad H.

Dubai

The kindness of residents

It is heartening to read that the little girl was able to celebrate her brother’s birthday in a grand manner, thanks to the kindness of the UAE residents who contributed generously towards her cause (‘Gulf News readers fulfil girl’s dream to give her brother a perfect birthday’, Gulf News, July 4). This has once again proved the welcoming nature of UAE residents who are always willing to offer support and help those in need. I wish the family the very best for their future.

From Ms Fatima Suhail

Sharjah

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Always ready to help

I’m not from the Gulf, but I like following the Gulf News Facebook page. Aside from the news feature stories like this and the people from the Gulf are always ready to help whenever there are stories of people needing assistance.

From Ms Karla Silva

UAE

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How can they do it?

Seriously, where is humanity (‘Facebook Live: Baghdad blast and Daesh’, Gulf News, July 3)? Are these people insane or just really foolish to just start killing thousands of lives and poor little children? May God save all and show His justice in these incidents.

From Ms Zubaida Syed

Dubai

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Workers deserve their pay

The company didn’t give them salaries for the last four months and they felt that protesting is the only way to get some help (‘Workers protest delay in salaries in Ajman’, Gulf News, July 3). The company represented is not listening. Workers are here for money and if they don’t get it, then why are they staying?

From Mr Shoaib Shah

UAE

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People depend on them

It’s sad to hear about these kinds of problems from poor people working in the middle of the sun and then after, the company can’t get their salaries right. Salaries being always delayed is not fair. These people have families waiting for their support every month. What happens to their children if their salaries are always like this?

From Mr B. Buchoi

Dubai

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Be aware, read the news

I experienced all these scams during Eid, but I never gave in to be a victim (‘Beware of street scams during Eid holidays’, Gulf News, July 4). I’ve been here in the UAE for more than 20 years, reading all the newspapers every day since day one, for the latest advisories from the authorities and the dos and don’ts to stay safe.

From Ms Yolanda Buencamino

UAE

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A show of progression

If other Muslim countries are still wondering why Dubai and the whole of the UAE is progressive, this is the reason why (‘Emiratis warned against wearing traditional dress abroad’, Gulf News, July 4)! You abide by the rules, even if it means other country’s rules. Be tolerant to other people’s sentiments.

From Mr Symyn Mahir

UAE

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What about the others?

However, Mr Symyn Mahir, other people should also be tolerant. Those who attack innocent people in Europe and America were not in Kandoura. They were in Western clothes, and I agree that we should respect the country’s law where we live.

From Mr Taj Khan

UAE

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Don’t judge the majority

The majority of Westerners in the UAE dress modestly. But, perhaps, you see a few “questionable” Westerners and assume because you saw some here and there that we all disobey UAE rules when in fact I see more Westerners in this country living and dressing modestly along with celebrating and observing Islamic holidays and special events to feel closer with our adopted community. Please don’t judge a small group of Westerners with no care for themselves or those around them for the majority of Westerners who do respect and abide by UAE laws and customs.

From Ms Alexandra Marie

UAE

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