Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Crash Test Dummies

This news came as no surprise to anyone this morning: 98 per cent of children are not strapped in when they travel in cars in the United Arab Emirates.

Only yesterday I was at traffic lights next to a car with two unrestrained children in it – one standing up in between the two front seats, and one on the driver’s lap. Yes, you heard me correctly. There has been some debate about levels of education on car/child safety in different parts of the world, but I just don’t buy it. This is idiotic, imbecilic stupidity of the highest order. Dubai: get a grip.

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