Tag Archives: safety

Yikes!

This is another example of how many construction sites here in Saudi Arabia appear to be unsafe for workers. These types of labor positions are all filled by foreign workers. Advertisements

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Red Light

This is a typical example of what happens at most red lights here in Jeddah. The car I am in is the first car stopped in our lane at a red light. You can see that there are two vehicles … Continue reading

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Hangin’ Out

One thing that upsets me here in Saudi Arabia is how children are not buckled in when traveling in cars. Some young boys are even allowed to drive, and all the while women are restricted from doing so. Every time … Continue reading

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Baby on Board

One of the issues that really riles me up here in Saudi Arabia is the lack of safety concerns in many areas of life. And when it concerns children, I get especially worked up. This photo is not an uncommon … Continue reading

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My World: Accident Waiting to Happen

Even though women are severely restricted in many ways here “for their own protection” (like not being allowed to drive, not mixing socially with men, covered in black from head to toe with only the hands and face exposed, etc.), … Continue reading

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Dangerous Practise

I still get surprised when I see youngsters every day in Saudi Arabia riding in cars, not buckled in and not in car seats. I hope that one day this dangerous practise will change here…

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My World: Danger on the Road

First of all, sorry for the poor quality of the photo, but in all this time of trying to capture a scene such as this, this is actually the best I have been able to catch in fast moving traffic … Continue reading

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