No Improvement In Driving Habits

Despite many traffic laws put in place almost every day, I read incidents about road accidents that never seems to end. More than accidents, it’s vehicles getting burned.

This is a serious matter of concern. Traffic has become a nightmare with no improvement what so ever.  Although some of us still work from home there are many who are Working from Office and due to the ongoing “COVID 19”, not many are in the process of commuting by metro and taxi.  The driving habits of motorists is the worst.

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Minivans, lorries, truck drivers are seen commuting during peak hours. Strict enforcement of timings has been laid but still, these kinds of vehicles are seen always on all the roads.

What’s worst is going beyond the speed limit is in everyone’s mind and this never seems to change.  The roads are small but vehicles are more.  By simply creating awareness things will never change.  There needs to be immediate and strict enforcement and those who violate norms should be penalized and taken to task.

At the outset, rules have to mean for everyone and the authorities cannot find and punish motorists based on their own whims and fancies.  Incidents should be a wake-up call for all arrogant, reckless motorists who have no respect for themselves and for others.  Those incident drivers are turning out to be violent drivers seeing the way others drive.

Motorists are getting more and more agitated and for them, safety means obstructing traffic, creating traffic, driving slow on the fast lane.  Personally, there needs to be a full stop for the transfer of international license.  Due to these new drivers think that they are doing what is right by driving the way they want but not as per the “UAE traffic Laws”. Serious presence of Dubai police needs to be seen on the roads or else we are going to find more and more accidents.  on the roads. Try doing surprise checks you will know how many drives even without insurance, registration, license.  Let the police be a ‘police force’ not just a policeman directing you around a traffic accident.

Until this is done, we will continue to lose the lives of our family, our friends, and our workmates.


About the Author: Mathew Litty

mathew dubaiI am Mathew Litty hailing from the South of India, but have been raised in Dubai all my life (36 years). I have completed my graduation in Journalism and have been working in Dubai for 16 years.  I love composing write-ups,  lifestyle stories, community reports, etc. Living in a cosmopolitan city there are lots happening out here and I always love to explore the latest be it personal and business life.


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