Accident


I have written quite a bit about the fact that women are not allowed to drive here in Saudi Arabia, while allowing little boys who can’t even see over the steering to drive here seems to be no problem at all. But did you know that Saudi ranks DEAD LAST in the whole world in regard to traffic safety? Hmmm – maybe it’s because of all the testosterone on the roads here? I’ve also written about the disproportionate number of taxis here in this country and the number of foreign men brought in to man those taxis. Well, when half of the population is restricted from driving, taxis do a booming business. Taxi service owners certainly don’t want to see the ban against women driving here lifted for obvious reasons. Please take a look at this post on my other blog, Susie’s Big Adventure, which contains a short video called “Street Terrorism” which highlights how dangerous the roads in Saudi Arabia really are.

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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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3 Responses to Accident

  1. Caro says:

    What a beautiful shot! Colours are amazing. I cant imagine living under such insane restrictive conditions though.

  2. Jerry M says:

    Good shot and I have had a chance to see the video. Saudi Arabia is a religion besotted country yet they seem unable to handle problems that weren’t posed 1,000 years ago. If anyone thinks exposed women are sinful, careless dangerous driving trumps that.

  3. Pathfinder says:

    Actually taxi drivers are the worst in Saudi and they cause a lot of accidents. I am a very peaceful driver and all the accidents I had from Taxi drivers.

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