tropper66 said:Have you seen Arabs drive , every thing is " Allahas Will", not my fault I drove into you "Allaha Willed it
Zorro said:Tis true, the driving out here has to be seen to be believed.
Basically if it is phyically possible to do, then the locals will do it. I have seen cars reversing up motorways, going through red lights and then turning into traffic, too many others to mention. No one wears seatbelts, the kids are bouncing all over the place, mostly hanging out the windows while dad drives with his knees, whilst texting on his mobile.
tropper66 said:basso said:
Have you seen Arabs drive , every thing is " Allahas Will", not my fault I drove into you "Allaha Willed it "Allaha willed that he should drive his truck over a cliff", "I see no reason, to learn to drive, wear seatbelt, site helmet ect as Allaha will protect me .
GoodIdeaAtTheTime said:tropper66 said:Have you seen Arabs drive , every thing is " Allahas Will", not my fault I drove into you "Allaha Willed it
Some years ago when considering a contract in those parts a friend revealed the real reason he had left Oman. He'd driven into a petrol station whilst very drunk totalling the car, the petrol station, and some neighbouring buildings in the ensuing fire.
NO charges as it was deemed to be Allah's will, although he was advised by the consulate to go home soonest. Some of the tale he told of car wrecks at junctions and the endemic drunk driving were enough to put me off.
Cuddles said:The Fahd causeway into Bahrain on a weekend makes Wacky Races look like the IAM concourse parade!
the_matelot said:Cuddles said:The Fahd causeway into Bahrain on a weekend makes Wacky Races look like the IAM concourse parade!
Into Bahrain? Try the fcukers driving back into Saudi absolutely mingmonged after a weekend of drinking in BJ's and whoring it in Baisan towers!
No-one seems to have mentioned the fact that if you're in an RTA with a Saudi/Bahraini caused by said Saudi/Bahraini, the police will automatically blame the Westerner because 'if the Westerner wasn't in the country, the accident wouldn't have happened and therefore it is their fault' (you think I'm making this up?-40% of UKMCC Bahrain were involved in accidents and every accident was attributed to UK personnel).
Command_doh said:They are the biggest bunch of 'apostate' hyprocritical, heavy drinking, gambling, whore shagging mongers in the Muslim world. They buy untold amounts of U.S. weaponry and get aid, training and support from Uncle Sam because they genuinely fear an uprising or coup over their blatant double standards. No wonder Ozzie Bin Lid hates them with a passion.
That said, let the Doris drive. Like I said, hypocricy - can't do it in the Arabia of the Sauds, but anything goes in Monte Carlo, Paris, London, etc....
Le_addeur_noir said:I heard a story from a friend who did a few months on contract in Saudi years ago that on the outskirts of most towns there are areas littered with beer bottles,etc where the locals gather for drinking sessions.