Khaled rambles technology, tea/coffee, consumer rights and other interest from Saudi Arabia

May 17, 2010

Video: Street Terror – with English translation

Filed under: Videos — Tags: , , , — Khaled A. @ 7:47 pm

Ala’a Al-Maktoum made the following video titled “إرهاب الشوارع” or “Street Terror” to raise driving safety awareness in Saudi Arabia.

Video is in Arabic:

Or watch it directly on YouTube and is available in 720p.

General translation to English:

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March 20, 2010

Reckless Drifting videos

Filed under: Videos — Tags: , , , , , — Khaled A. @ 3:15 pm

Nothing is more annoying and dangerous than this “reckless drifting” (aka Tafheet تفحيط) craze in Saudi Arabia. As if bad driving wasn’t enough we add recklessness to the unstable mix.

Look at the following image: a BMW 745 parked sideways in the middle of King Abdullah road and most likely it was “drifting” recklessly. Notice the huge dent in the front.

I posted some videos I found that were taken in the same are of Riyadh: King Abdullah Road, in front of KSU entrance and near Raka’a Center (Here’s a Gowalla link)

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December 21, 2009

Dear Saudi Driver

Filed under: General — Tags: , — Khaled A. @ 11:19 pm

Notes from my friend, Waiel directed towards Saudi drivers. I personally agree with him:

1. The lane in the road is there to guide you though the road not to ZigZag between them. 2. Again the lanes in the road is to organize the way we drive so don’t squeeze yourself between cars or drive in 2 lanes. 3. You’re suppose to stop at the traffic light before the traffic light itself not in front of everyone to be the first. 4. please note that YOU DON’T OWN THE ROAD !!! 5. Please stop looking at accidents by slowing down or stopping next to it you’re only making the situation worst for everyone. 6. Driving on the left lane doesn’t give you the right to over speed. 7. Signals in the cars are there for a reason so make use of them (the right way). 8. Yellow traffic light means slowdown, It doesn’t mean step-over the gas so you can pass it before it becomes red! 9. Streets should not be used as racing tracks.

I totally agree! “Waiel Rambles” all rights reserved, @waiel.

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