Sunday, October 24, 2010

TSK..TSK..

Last week, on our way home from an errand, we witnessed a bus collide with a car thus crashing the latter's bumper and hood within seconds..it was right in front of us and it was just like watching a movie. All i could utter was "oh my God!" because i knew the crash was already inevitable..the creepy thing is while we're passing through, we saw that there's a little boy inside the car. Good thing nothing happend to him and to his dad (who was driving).
lesson of the story: DO NOT EVER BEAT THE RED LIGHT! yup! it's the car's fault...

Do you know that in Saudi Arabia:
  • SR 13 billion loss of properties.
  • 9 million traffic violations annually.
  • 18 deaths per day.
  • One death case every one and a half hours.
  • Injury or disabled every quarter of an hour.
  • The number of traffic accidents last year reached 485931 accidents.
  • The number of deaths last year reached 6458 people, i.e. there were  13 deaths per 1000 accidents.
  • Value of material loss estimated at SR. 13 billion a year.
source:   http://therealsaudi.com/?cat=26

Quoting a Saudi Comedian I once saw on tv, he said,
     "Saudi Arabia has the highest rate of road accidents in the world, and we manage to do that without alcohol!"

I laughed when I heard it...but i'm not laughing now, especially since I saw an accident right in front of me..
When will they learn to be careful? they always seem to be in a hurry...

Be safe everyone!

edit: the Saudi comedian was performing on a stage somewhere in the U.S.A in front of fellow arabs (liberated ones, i guess)..

3 made connections:

  1. What drives me crazy is people who text while driving. We do all need to be careful when we drive!!
    Big Fat Mama

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  2. Thank goodness they were OK! It is very scary and the statistics you wrote are unbelievable. Be safe my friend. Have a good night!

    Mama Hen

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  3. Have a great weekend my friend! :)

    Mama Hen

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