13 April, 2007

Baby on board

I just saw this video a while ago ... horrifyingly hilarious. I can't probably comment more. You have to see it for yourself.


32 comments:

secretdubai said...

The problem is he's not looking at the road properly. An insta-fail in most driving tests ;)

jummy bear said...

wow this makes britney look like an angel!

unf***kingbelievable!!!

Anonymous said...

my goodness, i can't stop laughing. how could ...! look how arabs raise their children. i think this one will rock on dubai roads. one of those 200kmh

ArabLady said...

What a wonderful video to start my morning with!
I guess the parents MUST be questioned & jailed for their irresponsible shocking behavior….they jeopardized their kid’s life & definitely don’t deserve to stay a mother & father for that baby…where is the child human rights organization in this country?

Some couples pay hundreds of thousands & wait for years & years to hear the word Mama & some crazy ppl are putting their kids’ life on the stake!

For God’s Sake EDUCATION EDUCATION is the solution

Dana said...

look how arabs raise their children

YES! Look! We have a home video that is very similar to that!

My dad is so cool!

/endsarcasm

ENOUGH with your generalizing!

ArabLady said...

if ppl think this is "cool" then we have a problem here

Dana said...

I was being sarcastic.

BuJ said...

And WHAT do you think you've achieved by posting this? It's neither funny nor informative.

fake balushi said...

I don't know whos the baby here,Is it the one inside the wheel or the one behind?



can someone pls hi light it to me.

rosh said...

both of 'em balushi

secretdubai said...

Having seen toddlers sitting on parents laps behind the wheel on Sheikh Zayed road, this video isn't really as shocking as it might otherwise be.

It may not be an Arab thing per se, but I know that back in the UK - and probably most of Europe - parents would be pulled over and charged when police spotted them doing this. And the penalties would be severe.

Yet I have never heard nor read of anyone being prosecuted here for child endangerment in this manner. The main problem is great ignorance among members of the public coupled with a lack of highway patrols on SZR.

In the same way aggressive tailgaters would be done for dangerous driving back home. Here I have never heard of one being punished. So there are cultural differences to how people drive, partly due to education, and partly due to lack of legislation or a lack of enforcement of legislation.

Arabized said...

oo i saw this video like 2 years ago.

it freaked me out.

mubarak said...

anon 1:53

Do u have to make a racial comments out of the subject?

Cannot you just comment on the subject without making racial issue of it!!!

Mitsuki said...

OMG!!!!!!

What if he lost control and crash????
Oh god!!! ridiculous!

CG said...

I agree that this video is not very amusing. I don't like to generalise, but out of all the expat families I know (barring Arab expats) I have never seen any negligence towards kids in vehicles. EVERY Arabic family I know (yes, including my in-laws) have abused childrens rights by not using appropriate child restraints, driving recklessly, placing children in front seats and adults not wearing belts (I see them as loose flying projectiles).

If we like it or not, this is a racial issue and that is a fact. Sad but true.

kochumanavalan said...

It's not a racial issue unless you make it that. As far as child safety in vehicles is concerned, Indians are not much better; I'm one myself, I should know.

Interestingly, I noticed no one's commented on the authenticity of the video. Many of the details I noticed (e.g., the child is turned almost upside down, back and forth, with unnatural ease--no apparent shifting of body weight or unease for the child) make me more than a little doubtful. Also, I'm not Sherlock Holmes, but I didn't see anything to suggest that either the driver or the baby is an Arab.

CG said...

the kandoora might be a slight giveaway. and the lady talking in Arabic. dorkhead.

kochumanavalan said...

OK CG, I admit I didn't hear the audio.

Kandoora...Arabic dialogue...hmmm, let's see, all in all, pretty compelling. We need more talent like this in CSI.

(P.S.: I don't think 'dorkhead' is covered under SamuraiSam's new rules.)

Anonymous said...

It's not the race, it’s their culture. It can be north or south or east or west of London. They have different cultures. But in Dubai I hardly see the difference between the culture of people who are living in Marina or Bur Dubai or Deira. In this city somehow culture is tied up with nationality. What I did mean was Arab culture. It’s the culture that makes someone do such things. I didn't comment about the colour or language of characters in the video. I did comment on their behaviour. Don’t be a bad representative of your culture.

wuestenprinz said...

what a splatter movie that would have been in case of a crash and the airbag going off...

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samuraisam said...

ABIT: go away.

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samuraisam said...

ABIT: go away.

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rosh said...

Please no racial profiling guys -there are silly souls in every basket (I am tired of repeating this phrase :)

Poor ol' Britney did it, cause she used to drive sitting on her dad's lap as an infant.

Indians/Pakistanis, Arabs, Emi's, Iranians etc all - silly souls exist in every community - and I've seen this way too many times.

So nope - not a racial issue.

Anonymous said...

this is NOT in dubai!!
and the man driving is NOT from Dubai!!
but im Sure that hes an idiot!! w his wife a'3ba 3anneh!!

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