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Old Apr 9th 2009, 8:44 am
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Yet another case of an Emirati driver. Last week it was an unlicenced driver who ran over a toddler in RAK, the culprit evidently being school aged.

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Traff.../10302491.html
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Old Apr 9th 2009, 8:54 am
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Very sad, what a tragic loss of life
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very limited details in the report. too early to say if the driver was to blame or not
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Yet another case of an Emirati driver. Last week it was an unlicenced driver who ran over a toddler in RAK, the culprit evidently being school aged.

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Traff.../10302491.html
Doesn't matter who the driver is at the end of the day,the standard of driving is appalling here and that is not gonna change anytime soon.

I fcking watched the police this morning drive almost bumper to bumper with the car in front on the highway for at least 5 miles. Makes my fcking blood boil.

if the police don't show an example and drive within the law why should anyone else.

Am so sick of the wnky driving here, pisses me off, blatant disregard for the law and safety of other drivers and pedestrians.

Some poor mum and dad have lost their child, i cant imagine how they must be feeling.
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Yet another case of an Emirati driver. Last week it was an unlicenced driver who ran over a toddler in RAK, the culprit evidently being school aged.

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Traff.../10302491.html
The amount of kids i see actually behind the wheel of a car over on the east coast is frightening. Haven't seen any kids driving in Dubai yet.
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Saw one that looked like 12 years old the other day...but then again , it could have been a Sri Lankan driver.....
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The amount of kids i see actually behind the wheel of a car over on the east coast is frightening. Haven't seen any kids driving in Dubai yet.
I have - I live next to a local school and have seen a few.
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Doesn't matter who the driver is at the end of the day,the standard of driving is appalling here and that is not gonna change anytime soon.

I fcking watched the police this morning drive almost bumper to bumper with the car in front on the highway for at least 5 miles. Makes my fcking blood boil.

if the police don't show an example and drive within the law why should anyone else.

Am so sick of the wnky driving here, pisses me off, blatant disregard for the law and safety of other drivers and pedestrians.

Some poor mum and dad have lost their child, i cant imagine how they must be feeling.
well of course, the police are locals and assume as polive officers as well as being local they can do anything they like.
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well of course, the police are locals and assume as polive officers as well as being local they can do anything they like.
more likely to have been Yemeni or other Arab than local
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I live just off island in Abu Dhabi in a compound situated in a residential area predominantly inhabited by Emiratis - the amount of kids I see out and about on the roads on quad-bikes is incredible. Some I see must have only just learnt to walk, then they're let loose on a motorized death-trap. I sometimes wonder what the parents think, then realise that they don't think, that's the problem, as they're never there. I bet if anything happened to the kids, they'd blame the maids that are simply their surrogate parents.
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I live just off island in Abu Dhabi in a compound situated in a residential area predominantly inhabited by Emiratis - the amount of kids I see out and about on the roads on quad-bikes is incredible. Some I see must have only just learnt to walk, then they're let loose on a motorized death-trap. I sometimes wonder what the parents think, then realise that they don't think, that's the problem, as they're never there. I bet if anything happened to the kids, they'd blame the maids that are simply their surrogate parents.
that'll be seashores then??
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what not mangrove!
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actually i am thinking more the other side of the main road, ie bain al jersain
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I live just off island in Abu Dhabi in a compound situated in a residential area predominantly inhabited by Emiratis - the amount of kids I see out and about on the roads on quad-bikes is incredible. Some I see must have only just learnt to walk, then they're let loose on a motorized death-trap. I sometimes wonder what the parents think, then realise that they don't think, that's the problem, as they're never there. I bet if anything happened to the kids, they'd blame the maids that are simply their surrogate parents.
I couldn't agree more, there's loads round mirdif, at the petrol station a few weeks back some lads, all about 15, were hammering round the pumps, pulling skids, going up on 2 wheels etc - all locals without helmets on.
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now this REALLY pisses me off.

about 6 weeks ago I contacted the police and RTA after two seperate cars went off the road outside my villa and smashed into the bins due to piss poor driving, (both times it was locals driving, both times they drove off in ****ed cars to avoid the cops) saying they need more police patrols around mirdiff and more speed bumps (which i ****ing detest but they might slow the little shits down).

The classic response from the police, "there is no problem sir" and the RTA, "there is no need for speed bumps its a residential area so people dont speed sir".

Well now look whats happend, useless ****ing *****.


oh and as for the paper saying it was an accident, it wasnt, it was some stupid little prick with no fear of the law or concept of consequence driving like a ****ing lunatic.

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