Can we make a bid for Dubai’s abandoned cars?
I’ve noticed a few abandoned vehicles left all over the place (some even take up valuable parking spaces). Pity to see some nice cars in such neglected states, with flat tyres and caked in dust. I’ve heard that Dubai Municipality eventually gets them towed away. What happens to those cars? Can residents offer to buy them? PLEASE Dubai Municipality / RTA / Dubai Police / whoever is in charge, it would be so nice if you made some of these amazing vehicles available to those of us who haven’t left. Please have an auction or something.. Graca Dubai come up with a system to fix this? 2. “Its not safe” - Statistics show that buses are far safer than parents driving their kids to school. Again, don’t think of the current system. What if there were “marshals” like they use on planes? Seatbelts, real drivers? THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX. 3. “Its too expensive” - Again, let Dubai fix this once and for all. Hire the best and brightest to study the issue. 4. “You don’t have kids” - how is that an issue? but in fact I do! and the time and environmental resources we spend for each parent to drive is insane. Traffic does increase greatly due to the number of parents dropping kids off. FACT. Why can’t a reasonable discussion be held without so much hate and no real thinking involved? It is a public issue that is worth fixing! 5. “I treasure the time with my kids in the morning”…as I fight traffic and rush to school - Oh PLEASE. If this is really quality time with your kids its time to re-evaluate life choices. I rode the bus and I turned out just fine without all that quality time in the morning…AND lots of fond memories.
“It’s a free country and I should be able to do what I want” - No its not. Many times governments institute programmes that are mandatory for the greater good. FACT. Dubai could do it. THINK. Mark, Dubai mobile phones while driving. Do you understand that you are not alone on the roads? You are not only endangering your life but the lives of others. Every day on my commute to work I see people using their phones while driving to send messages, Snapchats and other meaningless stuff. One simple step that Dubai Police can take is to dispatch undercover police officers riding motorbikes around the city and handing out fines (with black points) to the people using their devices while driving. Not only that but they could also make the person(s) in question attend a mandatory class after repeating the offence or revoking their licence for a certain period. HM Dubai