With vehicular traffic on the rise on all highways and byways in Bahrain there has been a decline in the road etiquette among drivers and the race to get ahead has become the norm. People are sometimes on edge as they negotiate the long queues of cars and trucks...
It happens quite often that a speeding driver loses control over his vehicle. Some people speed to catch the green light, some to meet a deadline, the worst offenders speed for the mere thrill of speeding. But the consequence of all three could fatal in the end. A point...
In some countries, especially India and Pakistan, blowing the horn by car drivers is almost their second nature. Such is the cacophony on the highways and byways in these countries that a newcomer from another land sometimes finds his senses numbed in a busy part of a metropolis. Apart from...
A proper rainy season seems to have set in Bahrain. Which means wet and slippery highways, waterlogged roads and lanes, unexpected ‘lakes’ where one always saw nothing but sand or scrub. With this kind of unusual terrain under one’s wheels it is time to reconsider one’s driving habits. DO NOT...
In the course of driving down the road, many drivers want to save on time and therefore resort to all manner of short cuts, or choose devious ways to avoid waiting where they need to . Some drivers continue to chatter on the phone or even have the...
To be called a good driver one has to be not only a person who knows how to drive carefully but also a person who knows where to go and which areas to avoid and also to maintain one’s vehicle in perfect order. The Gulf Traffic Week was launched this...
 When out driving, more than a bad driver one should fear children on the road. They come in all shapes, sizes and temperaments but can be uniformly wayward with not a care for the rules of the road. Therefore it is for us adults to ensure they come to...
If one notices, a majority of road accidents occur either due to speeding or the drivers changing their mind – and lane – at the last minute, thus irritating and confusing the law-abiding road-users. Barring exceptions, when one starts the car and takes it out of his garage or parking...
Is there a day in Bahrain, or the time of the day, when the highways and byways of the Kingdom are not busy if not clogged with vehicles? And if you add wet weather to it, the recipe for road disasters is ready unless each driver sets out from...
The highway belongs to all but not always. There are occasions when you must put brakes even though the traffic signal might be green, the yellow box empty and zebra crossing free of any pedestrian. There are some situations you have to make way, and others when you should. Customarily...