The Worst Drivers

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As mentioned in an earlier thread, it's NOT Indians who are responsible for the most fatal road traffic accidents in the UAE despite having by far the greatest number of licence holders. When you look at the population, Brits don't come out of this too well either.

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Traff.../10280338.html

If you look at the number of drivers, I guess that Emiratis are easily the most dangerous.

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As mentioned in an earlier thread, it's NOT Indians who are responsible for the most fatal road traffic accidents in the UAE despite having by far the greatest number of licence holders. When you look at the population, Brits don't come out of this too well either.

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Traff.../10280338.html

If you look at the number of drivers, I guess that Emiratis are easily the most dangerous.
It would be interesting to know how the police who arrive on the scene of an accident determine 'who' is responsible................

"Now then............ you're a local, I see............. the other driver's a Pakistani........... I think it was his fault, not yours........."
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Surely there are more Brits driving over here than Indians?

So the likelyhood of being involved in an accident increases!
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These statistics are obviously bullshit, as most are.

Pakistinis are most likely the group that spends by far the most time on the roads, hence the likelihood of them having an accident increases greatly.

So yes due to time spent on the roads, Pakistanis are probably the most likely to be involved in an accident, and a proportion of these will result in deaths. However most would probably agree that the twats that predominately drive white Landcruisers and Pathfinders are the most dangerous.
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Originally Posted by Karlos The Jackal View Post
Surely there are more Brits driving over here than Indians?

So the likelyhood of being involved in an accident increases!
True...Brits make up 80% of the population in UAE...
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These statistics are obviously bullshit, as most are.

Pakistinis are most likely the group that spends by far the most time on the roads, hence the likelihood of them having an accident increases greatly.

So yes due to time spent on the roads, Pakistanis are probably the most likely to be involved in an accident, and a proportion of these will result in deaths. However most would probably agree that the twats that predominately drive white Landcruisers and Pathfinders are the most dangerous.
Landcruisers and Patrols are the most dangerous...Closely trailed by the Pathans that drive the trucks,pickups,vans etc...
What would you expect from people who all of a sudden started driving after riding bicycles back home...
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Landcruisers and Patrols are the most dangerous...Closely trailed by the Pathans that drive the trucks,pickups,vans etc...
What would you expect from people who all of a sudden started driving after riding bicycles back home...
Sorry I meant a Patrol,

Unfortunately it looks like the Indians have another point, yet it appears the Pakistani caused it - an example of why basing "dangerous" on fatalities is crap

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Traff.../10280639.html
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Sorry I meant a Patrol,

Unfortunately it looks like the Indians have another point, yet it appears the Pakistani caused it - an example of why basing "dangerous" on fatalities is crap

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Traff.../10280639.html
The logic here is "I didn't hit your car yet, so it's ok"...
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We have a Pakistani company driver who drives like Schumacher. He raises his hand, twists his fingers like a majorette and says something in Hindi whenever things on the road don't go his way, like the other guy hears him. Also, he annoyingly turns off the radio when someone switches it to Virgin radio but blasts the thing when it's prayer tunes or Pakistani news.
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its a probable fact that indians made up the majority of the poll.

so its natural that they wouldn't vote for themselves as the worst offenders.

just as if it was a brit poll brits would have been low on the votes and the same if it was mainly emiratis voting, that emiratis would have polled few votes.

The poll is BS, pure and simple
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Originally Posted by admon View Post
its a probable fact that indians made up the majority of the poll.

so its natural that they wouldn't vote for themselves as the worst offenders.

just as if it was a brit poll brits would have been low on the votes and the same if it was mainly emiratis voting, that emiratis would have polled few votes.

The poll is BS, pure and simple
There was a newspaper article in Gulf News saying the Pakistanis are the worst drivers statistically when it comes to fines and accidents.
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