My Letters – THE NATIONAL – Dt 06 Jan 2010 – Have you seen an improvement in driving on the UAE’s roads?

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Have you seen an improvement in driving on the UAE’s roads?

Last Updated: January 06. 2010 / Road deaths in the UAE have fallen by 10 per cent since the police began a crack down on bad driving. Have you seen an improvement in driving on the roads? Let us know your views.

My comments on website:

Realistically speaking yes and no. There has been a sense of improvement in the driving habits of the middle class drivers, who fear the law and the safety of life due to the added campaigns and awareness of fines and punishments. However, those high end drivers, still continue with their racing habits irrespective of any conditions. The mini vans and buses, including at times the RTA buses, continue with their alarming style of driving ignoring the safety of passengers on board and on the road. I strongly feel, more campaigns, more training at the root level of organisations to educate these drivers will complement the effort of the authorities to bring out a real sense of safety on the road.

Ramesh Menon
e-mail: team1dubai@gmail.com

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