Dangerous driving on SZR revealed


Shocking footage as 4x4s are driven on two wheels, swerve in and out of traffic

A YouTube video has been posted showing shocking driving manoeuvres on Dubai's busiest road.

Large 4x4 vehicles are seen driving on two wheels and performing stunt manoeuvres, where a car circles around with smoke coming from all four tyres.

The video comes just a day after Robert Marks, a senior official of International Safety Council, said the region's roads were among the world's most dangerous with 18 of every 100,000 people losing their lives in crashes.

Marks said African roads were considered the most dangerous in the world with 24 people out of every 100,000 dying in road incidents every year.

He said there was still "a need to put more effort from governments and private sector to heighten awareness among motorists on defensive driving".

“I take the view that one fatality is one fatality too many,” he said.

Globally, Marks said that the majority of road accidents which should have been prevented involve young drivers licensed to drive with less than five years experience.

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Posted by: P. Waters

Ensure those responsible are punished appropriately not just a fine as it has no consequence to someone who is very wealthy. Send them to Rashid Hospital to work for a shift in the Emergency department and see the trauma and carnage that they have contributed to. I have driven this road many times and the driving is appalling. It is disgraceful and needs to change.

Posted by: Andrew Bannister

Ban them and get them to look after seriously injured people from road crashes by washing, cleaning, doing whatever it takes to understand just how this behavior can destroy a persons life for ever... Maybe then they will understand by seeing face to face with those who are crippled or mentally damaged that these stunts and reckless driving habits can do the same to those around them and to them themselves...

Life is short and precious, don't make in any less...

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