Ra­madan - a time to re­flect on driv­ing habits

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As Ra­madan is a time for re­flec­tion, car­ing, com­pas­sion and spar­ing a thought for oth­ers, I have some­thing to ask the peo­ple liv­ing in the UAE: Let’s take this one step fur­ther this year and spare a thought for oth­ers on the roads of the UAE. Let’s put young kids in car seats and older ones to wear seat­belts, it could save your child’s life. Let’s not push in with to­tal dis­re­gard for other peo­ple queu­ing and ac­tu­ally mak­ing the queue longer. Let’s not drive 1 inch from the bumper of the car in front, as the likely ac­ci­dent could cause the deaths of all in­no­cent driv­ers in a 100m ra­dius. Let’s not speed, then cut across four or five lanes for your exit, again with the po­ten­tial to kill all around you. Let’s not drive down the Hard Shoul­der be­cause you are more im­por­tant than the other road users. Let’s not drive whilst tex­ting, this is lethal, you are not pay­ing at­ten­tion and could kill your car load and oth­ers around you. Let’s give way to oth­ers, not speed and have con­sid­er­a­tion. It should be al­ways but es­pe­cially when peo­ple are fast­ing. I hope this letter sinks in and we don’t have need­less deaths on the roads dur­ing Ra­madan this year as we have for the last 13 that I have lived here. I for one would like my wife and young child to get home safely each day. I’m sure you do too. Ra­madan Ka­reem every­body. Anony­mous UAE

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