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road safety in Abu Dhabi

Before I came, I thought Id be witness to major car accidents every other day. Based on the statistics, and after living here for two years, Id think that many of the car accidents are outside the city. Occasionally, you see a fender bender. I saw a 5 car pile up for the first time the other day. Ive rarely been caught up in traffic that is a result of a car accident. Thank God, Ive not been in an accident myself.

Of course, you have people who whiz by you, cut you off, ride your bumper, flash you and force you to move from the fast lane. By the way, all the lanes are fast lanes according to the drivers who sometimes have the nerve to flash hauling trucks who are in the lane farthest to the right because they dont want to go around.

It can be crazy.

The other day I was leaving our island to grocery shop when I passed by a car that was completely burnt up. I wondered who the guy was and whether he was able to get out. I figured we wouldnt hear anything about it unless he was an Emirati and wondered how it happened-aside from the insane speed the person had to have been going for the car to have looked like that. Not only was it burnt completely but the top and back were smashed and all I could see was the one car. The workers on that side of the bridge tried to wave us past, looking irritated that we were rubber necking to see what was going on but its only natural to want to see what happened.Especially when its so close to your home and the route you take multiple times each and every day.

Today, I was surprised not only to see there was an article but also to see that it was an American girl who was driving the lamborghini that exploded!

read the article here


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