Sunday, May 13, 2007

Dubai - Road Traffic and Accidents a big Chaos

Today I really don't know what should I post, what kind of article to be publish on my blog. Moreover, while I am reading a news online Gulfnews I saw a special coverage column regarding traffic situation here in Dubai or they called it traffic watch, and then realized to make my own comments and reaction with this since I am also a motorist and I experienced this everyday. I know that this is different from my blog discriptions and previous post but still it's all about Dubai UAE...

I lived in UAE for not so long (just more than 5 years) driving Dubai and UAE roads for 4 years. From this period of my driving experienced, here in Dubai I will share some of it.

Why Dubai has much of road accidents, they said because of they are having wider highways and the users drives fast. If they have wider highway why there was a big traffic?

My observations are these, First they are having a wide highways where? On Sheikh Zayed Road having 4 lanes before, now 5 to 6 lanes and Emirates Road currently 3 lanes but according to RTA it will be wider to 4 to 5 lanes.
Now where are those problems of the said big traffic? The problems are the bridge that connects from Deira to Bur Dubai. Why because of the bottleneck designed of the road. There are 3 ways that connects with this two area, they are the following 1st Shindagha Tunnel, 2nd Maktoum Bridge and the 3rd Garhoud Bridge (with new Bridge under construction hope this will help).

I will make an Illustration how they designed this road, bridges and tunnel.

1st Shindagha Tunnel from Deira to Bur Dubai traffic flow from 4 lanes down to 2 lanes while entering the tunnel then from Bur Dubai to Deira traffic flow.

The Second was in Maktoum Bridge. Traffic flow from Deira going to Bur Dubai and Sheikh Zayed Road

And traffic Flow from Sheikh Zayed road going to Deira and Northern Emirates.

Now the Third Road, Garhoud Bridge From Deira and Northern Emirates

Traffic flow from Sheikh Zayed Road to Deira and Northern Emirates from 5 lanes down to 3 lanes.

Now as illustrated do you think what are the causes of all this road traffic and accident then add all the Dark side (Bad Road Manners) of some UAE road users...


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Ana Filibini said...

Yikes! The illustration made me dizzy. Thank goodness we only have rude and uneducated maniacal drivers here in Kuwait. :)

Safe driving!

Grumpy Goat said...

Frivolous use of lane drops and lane gains. No wonder lots of drivers try to stay away from this mayhem by keeping near the median barrier.

An awful lot of these designs are perpetrated by these folks.

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