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Old Mar 2nd 2010, 7:00 am
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... have a guess, go on....

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Old Mar 2nd 2010, 8:52 am
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The Middle East and North Africa are rather well represented, aren't they?
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Surprised to see an island nation (Cook Islands) in the top 10 list.
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I'd say the UK!Jesus it never ceases to amaze me the stupid risks people(mainly men sorry)take.I live in a small village and weather permitting,take the back road(lane)to work which is quicker.Why do some morons insist on driving in the middle of the road coming the opposite way?Then I had some idiot overtake me at the traffic lights...which were red at the time!I stick to the speed limit,and on a stretch of road the limit is 30 (school zone)so why do some people overtake me when I am doing the correct limit?I won't mention(perhaps I will haha)I've had numerous male drivers overtaking me on a crest???Yeah very sensible!
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Surprised to see an island nation (Cook Islands) in the top 10 list.
Are there even 100,000 people in the Cook Islands?
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Old Mar 2nd 2010, 11:47 am
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I'd say the UK!Jesus it never ceases to amaze me the stupid risks people(mainly men sorry)take.I live in a small village and weather permitting,take the back road(lane)to work which is quicker.Why do some morons insist on driving in the middle of the road coming the opposite way?Then I had some idiot overtake me at the traffic lights...which were red at the time!I stick to the speed limit,and on a stretch of road the limit is 30 (school zone)so why do some people overtake me when I am doing the correct limit?I won't mention(perhaps I will haha)I've had numerous male drivers overtaking me on a crest???Yeah very sensible!
Don't be daft. There are bad drivers everywhere, but no way is the UK anywhere like the worst in the world.

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Don't be daft. There are bad drivers everywhere, but no way is the UK anywhere like the worst in the world.

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Absolutely. You can drive for weeks without having anything bad happening, but every single day on the roads of Qatar, Dubai and Libya I saw examples of sheer stupidity and often feared for my life.
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Are there even 100,000 people in the Cook Islands?
There were, but 45 of them got killed on the road.
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Absolutely. You can drive for weeks without having anything bad happening, but every single day on the roads of Qatar, Dubai and Libya I saw examples of sheer stupidity and often feared for my life.
That's exactly it....EVERY SINGLE DAY.....WITHOUT FAIL.....AND NUMEROUS TIME ON EACH TRIP.

My drive home from Al Ain is a nightmare.

(for some reason the mornings see less idiots).
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I am surprised Saudi doesn't feature, though their statistics are probably top secret
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Don't be daft. There are bad drivers everywhere, but no way is the UK anywhere like the worst in the world.

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I was only half joking!Wow serious bunch in here are'nt you?Of course I know there are worse places,I've been to India several times!!!!It does make me wonder though how some people in the UK manage to get their licenses!Some must be on death wishes!
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I was only half joking!Wow serious bunch in here are'nt you?Of course I know there are worse places,I've been to India several times!!!!It does make me wonder though how some people in the UK manage to get their licenses!Some must be on death wishes!
Oh yes I forgot India. We went last Christmas to visit family. We had 30 minutes to get from the International Airport to the Internal flight airport (I cant remember what they are called).

The guy drove like a complete psycho/basket case/mental head/demon, to get us there on time (which he did - I gave him a good tip), but flippin' 'eck I thought I was going to die in that taxi!!
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Don't be daft. There are bad drivers everywhere, but no way is the UK anywhere like the worst in the world.

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I got to agree, I know there are some speed merchants (salesmen, white van man, yuppies, spotty oiks in their saxo sports cars) in the UK who are stoopid, but compared to Saudi, Egypt, Dubai (and India) they arent the same kind of 'bad driver'.
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Here in Riyadh i must see at least one every day. But only maybe about 1 or maybe 2 a week in 4x4 's
Driving here in Riyadh is a nightmare.
They need another form of transport here to try and get these muppets off the roads.
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Absolutely. You can drive for weeks without having anything bad happening, but every single day on the roads of Qatar, Dubai and Libya I saw examples of sheer stupidity and often feared for my life.
I spent the majority of my work hours on the roads in Guangdong,China, I would see 1 fender bender every week to 10 days, in an extremely high density city...
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