Disclaimer: I’m not the safest nor the best driver on the road. I sometimes speed, change lanes without signaling and talk on the phone. I do; however, regard myself as better than average and most certainly better than the twerps who drive on hard-shoulders or pavements and those who drive with children on their lap and have a feast while doing so.
Still, those are not an excuse for my bad driving and I promise you that I shall exert more efforts to improve both my driving and my road manners.
Why? Because probably like you, I’m fed up of noting the escalating number of fatal accidents on our roads. They could be prevented with a little bit of thought, and the clear and strict application of the law. So rather than having the traffic police clearing roads for dignitaries, divert them all to book and fine road traffic violators. I’m sure that with this and a little bit of traffic awareness programs, the needless loss of life and injuries due to road accidents will be controlled and then eventually reduced.
This is a video forwarded to me by my good friend Hameed Karimi. I thought it’s very much worth sharing with you here, it puts traffic accidents and their effect on Saudi society into stark perspective. It is very relevant here too and hope that it will inspire you to be more aware of your driving and the road.
Please join me in promising to try to be better and more considerate drivers. For your sake.