In­di­cat­ing is only a part of know­ing how to drive safe

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Driver train­ing pro­grammes world­wide teach safe driv­ing (de­fen­sive driv­ing) pro­ce­dures among which is the use of in­di­ca­tors to alert other driv­ers of your in­ten­tions. All driv­ers learn this, so it is alarm­ing to read that 40 per cent of UAE driv­ers dis­card the rules in favour of their own. A pop­u­lar phrase dur­ing my driver train­ing was, “watch out for the other guy,” un­der­stood to mean that safe driv­ing has as much to do with other driv­ers as with you; it is not an at­ti­tude. An­other way of look­ing at this statis­tic is to say that the weak­ness of 40 per cent of UAE driv­ers is that of wil­ful stu­pid­ity. These are likely the same peo­ple who drive at dusk, at dawn, and in fog with their head­lights turned off. ST, Abu Dhabi

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