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Old May 20th 2014, 5:07 pm
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Default Accidents 'acts of God', say 24% of heavy truck drivers

Reassuring....

http://www.arabiansupplychain.com/ar...truck-drivers/

Nearly a quarter of heavy truck drivers on UAE roads believe that accidents are not preventable due to being acts of God and 95 percent have never received any defensive driving training, according a study conducted by the Road and Transport Authority’s (RTA) Traffic and Roads Agency in partnership with integrated logistics company Tristar Transport LLC .

An alarming 35 percent of respondants [SIC] had been in a road traffic accident.

When asked what was on their minds while driving, 31.3 percent and 30.8 percent answered financial problems and family problems, respectively.
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God's a shite driver...

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So God won't lift a finger to save a starving child buy he crashes trucks!

Just a convenient excuse to escape responsibility and owning up .
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I need a holiday soon.

my tolerance for this sort of shite is running a little thin right now
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I need a holiday soon.

my tolerance for this sort of shite is running a little thin right now
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Old May 21st 2014, 8:20 am
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I need a holiday soon.

my tolerance for this sort of shite is running a little thin right now
15th July is looking further and further away at the moment pal.
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I need a holiday soon.

my tolerance for this sort of shite is running a little thin right now
25th June and I am counting the seconds........... Never been so happy to spend money on a holiday as this - even the mental price of flights has not bothered me.
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25th June and I am counting the seconds........... Never been so happy to spend money on a holiday as this - even the mental price of flights has not bothered me.
Ha ha ha , sounds like you're ready to get out of Dodge mate !!!
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25th June and I am counting the seconds........... Never been so happy to spend money on a holiday as this - even the mental price of flights has not bothered me.
My Emirates return to the UK has cost me 900 dizzers.

Is that more or less than yours?
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24% seems reassuringly low. Have i been here too long?
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We got the cheerleader from the Pakistan cricket team, Cha Cha, to come along and speak to our lads a d it worked a treat. He gave a hell of a speech about how the company was doing everything they could to help and they should listen to what we were saying.. He had them eating out of his hands

500 aed a night in our accommodation and a plate of biryani
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Originally Posted by Cypselos View Post
24% seems reassuringly low. Have i been here too long?
I would imagine the other 76% is to blame the other party to the accident.
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I need a holiday soon.

my tolerance for this sort of shite is running a little thin right now
Love it! I remember that feeling so well, even getting to the bar once I was through check- in became marred by the amount of Muslims sitting there with a pint and a whiskey chaser.
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I need a holiday soon.

my tolerance for this sort of shite is running a little thin right now
Don't come to Australia then (well the urban village where my kids go to school in Brisbane). So many families from the Gulf and Pakistan and they drive like lunatics, not taking note of speed restrictions, giveway/stop signs etc. One of the pakistani boys ordered his mother out driver seat of her car last year, got in (unlicensed driver) and sped off from the school grounds nearly sliding into parked cars as he took the corner. I took his number plate and description to the campus cop - I thought I'd be rid of crazy unlicensed school boys drivers when I left Raffles International School, Dubai.

There's a group of fully covered women that always just walk out in front of my car with a tribe of kids in tow. Yesterday, two of them crossed the road at the main intersection of the village (diagonally from corner to corner) when the pedestrian signal was red - the classic was that when cars started zooming around them (everyone's sick of being kind and waiting for the stupid cows), one of them left her kids in the middle of the road and ran to the other side without them. We're talking prep and the first grades of primary. The care factor in teaching and keeping their kids safe is nil. It drives me crazy!!!!
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Don't come to Australia then (well the urban village where my kids go to school in Brisbane). So many families from the Gulf and Pakistan and they drive like lunatics, not taking note of speed restrictions, giveway/stop signs etc. One of the pakistani boys ordered his mother out driver seat of her car last year, got in (unlicensed driver) and sped off from the school grounds nearly sliding into parked cars as he took the corner. I took his number plate and description to the campus cop - I thought I'd be rid of crazy unlicensed school boys drivers when I left Raffles International School, Dubai.

There's a group of fully covered women that always just walk out in front of my car with a tribe of kids in tow. Yesterday, two of them crossed the road at the main intersection of the village (diagonally from corner to corner) when the pedestrian signal was red - the classic was that when cars started zooming around them (everyone's sick of being kind and waiting for the stupid cows), one of them left her kids in the middle of the road and ran to the other side without them. We're talking prep and the first grades of primary. The care factor in teaching and keeping their kids safe is nil. It drives me crazy!!!!
Ah but the bleeding heart do-gooders will have you believe that these folk will do anything it takes to give their kids a better life - it's why they choose to pay people-smugglers a fortune to climb into those rickety, worm-infested boats and sail for Australia's shores. They don't realise that playing chicken with their kids' lives is situation normal for them....
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