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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Speeding

Yesterday while driving home from work I saw a familiar scene. The stoplight in front of me turned green and a guy in an expensive car in front of me took off speeding. The guy in the lane next to me sped into the open spot in my lane, following the car in front of me. The unusual part is that the second car turned out to be an undercover policeman who pulled the speeding car over. I was tempted to take a photo, but I didn't think that was a good idea. The thing that I was most impressed by was that the driver was Emirati and he didn't look very happy.

As if that wasn't enough, less than a minute later I turned the corner and saw another car pulled over by a marked police car and an unhappy Emirati woman arguing with the police officer. While I don't know for certain that she was pulled over for speeding, I'm guessing that it was for one traffic violation or another. I guess that Abu Dhabi is serious in the advertisements and news articles that I've been seeing; they really are trying to crack down on unsafe driving.

1 comment:

  1. Good to hear it is going on - I've yet to see it myself.

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