But here's an article in a Saudi paper on driving in Saudi Arabia: 16 people die in traffic accidents every day; 275,000 are injured annually. The article says reckless driving accounts for 60% of the accidents and speeding through stoplights (that's not reckless driving?) accounts for 34%. Road accidents cost 26 billion riyals a year, or four percent of Saudi Arabia's gross domestic product.(Remember: we're talking about Saudi Arabia.)
A modest proposal:
- Even King ‘Abdullah is said to believe that it's time to give women the right to drive.
- Then take it away from the men.
- Or just move everyone to downtown Cairo or Tehran, where the gridlock will keep speeds down.