Doha : 153 road accidents in rains

By Ajnas

A total of 153 traffic accidents have been reported in and around Doha during the first day of rains, local Arabic daily Arrayah reported.
There were 35 accidents in Khalifa Town. An Asian young man suffered injuries when he was knocked down by a car while crossing Al Sadd Street.
Al Rayan saw 30 accidents, including 10 severe ones. Al Mamoura had 88 accidents, without injuries.

Published: Tuesday, 15 January, 2008, 02:23 AM Doha Time

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By amnesia• 12 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
amnesia

I feel no sympathy for most people who have accidents here. It's like they beg for it.

I feel sorry for those who get affected by wreckless drivers.

I wonder what the nationalities and the types of drivers they were.

My money is on pick ups and minivans driven by labourers.

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By qrmini• 12 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
qrmini

If there is anotehr Qatari Flashing at me while I am driving at normal speed. I will stop my car and block the traffic until the Polic come.

I also want to mount a concave mirror at the back of my car to reflect their flash so they got instant blindness from their Landcrusier's Xenon light and get their accident, which they deserved.

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
anonymous

Amnesia

Is a 50-50 prediction. No one is excuse.

The Red Pope of Qatar Living

By amnesia• 12 years 10 months ago.
amnesia

@redpop, we're not flipping coins here :P

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By MattyHardingLower• 12 years 10 months ago.
MattyHardingLower

WOW Again.....I must drive on different roads to Amnesia.

"I feel no sympathy for most people who have accidents here. It's like they beg for it"

For someone who seems to hold respect and intelligence on this board thats an absolutely ridiculous statement.

I agree that some of the drivers employed to carry labourers cannot negotiate roundabouts or indicators. However, Ive never been flashed and abused by one to 'hurry up' through an automated carwash. ( I was going as fast as I could in neutral).

Speed is the killer here my friend, lets not BS.

By lima foxtrot• 12 years 10 months ago.
lima foxtrot

quite grasped the idea of how to take their foot off of the accelerator. It's quite easy to do really, move foot away from the peddle.

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By MattyHardingLower• 12 years 10 months ago.
MattyHardingLower

What suprises me more is

a)why people still drive like complete D***H***S.

b) Why build roads without proper drainage. Its not like its never rained here before.

c) How more people were not killed, got to be sheer luck i guess.

Humanity is simply a parade of fools....and im right at the front twirling the biggest baton anyones ever seen.

By dragonfly212• 12 years 10 months ago.
dragonfly212

I saw one man on bicycle got know down by small van. the man was on the ground and the next car took him to hospital while the van and the bicycle remain on the spot till the police the came.

what horrible scene.

Everybody is right and Everybody is wrong, its depend where you stand

By nadt• 12 years 10 months ago.
nadt

I totally agree with matty's comment.......It scares me to go out on the roads with these drivers who dont believe in brakes, dont indicate, cut people off and SPEEEEEEED. Its really really scary. When are drivers going to take this matter seriously, so much for the point system...Drive safely....

By amnesia• 12 years 10 months ago.
amnesia

sometimes I don't understand what you are going on about hardy.

Is it me or are people's emotions clouding their judgement too easily?

As usual I'll have to explain myself in detail so people do not assume they know more about me than they really do.

"I feel no sympathy for them". It means I have no sympathy for those that are in accidents because of their wreckless driving. This refers to the people who are careless and cause the accident, not the innocent people that are affected by the bad drivers.

"I wonder what the nationalities and the types of drivers they were."

I am personally interested in statistics.

"My money is on pick ups and minivans driven by labourers."

Of all of the accidents I see more often than others, I see what I have mentioned. Hence my 'bet'. Nobody would 'bet' on something without a reason.

I NEVER said that they would be the ONLY people that are the 'cause' for the accident.

You equally wanted to go and blame Qatari drivers for flashing you. A bit one sided aren't we?

Let's go by what I mean rather than what I don't mean.

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By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

I'm surprised that there were not more accidents reported, I saw probably 20 myself

By nadt• 12 years 10 months ago.
nadt

yes lima foxtrot ...move foot away from the peddle and place it on the dashboard....works very well for some......

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

Did he wave at you too?

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

theres always room left for some more ;-)

By nadt• 12 years 10 months ago.
nadt

Alexa you wont need to forget that horrible scene, its very common..i see it all the time....poor children, they have no idea their lives are in danger.....

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

qrmini - pl. tell me where to buy one. I need that one badly to fix to my car and Why the hell they allow these idiots to install Xenon Lights which is a road hazard..

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

All chaos and rubbish .....

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