11 June, 2007

Slow Down! My Speed is Monitored

I found this interesting on the streets of Abu Dhabi last Tuesday, any clue how?

9 comments:

knocked down said...

It could be stuck there in humour too you know. Don't be so serious!

Macthomson said...

As one who trembles in fear twice daily in an Abu Dhabi taxi I find the post resonates. Although I agree it could simply be an attempt at humour. Trouble is, if you're close enough to read it... ouch!

Speed is certainly a problem here in the Sandlands. But an even bigger one is 'keeping a safe distance'.

I fantasize in nerdy fashion about a simple rear-facing radar linked to car speed; if it detects a menacing tail-gate bandit an illuminated sign flashes "back off!"

That's "BAck off!" Of course.

Almulhama said...

I guess I must emphasize that my bskmofquery was in good humour, it was a piece of paper....

As for being too close, well if you notice the tail lights you will know that we we definitely at a stand still, in addition to the phone camera having a zoom, small blessings of technology!

What I did like is that it triggered thought in to appropriate methods of punishment for speedsters... a court woul rule that they have a device attached to their car that does exactly as the sign says... much similar to those anklets for house arrest, now I wonder how many cars would carry that?

It would also limit the number of speedsters who cross lights and zoom at ridiculous speeds just to get caught on camera to have their car featured in both Emirates Today and Emarat Al Youm.

Now wouldn't that be great?! Also, since I am dreaming... a smiliar device which would actually snap a shot and record the license plate and image of tailgators who are too close for comfort.

I suddenly feel like Martin Luther King...

But! it does not stop there.. how do we deal with rudeness? I think I may have found it, but it's still being piloted by me, a simple classic strategy of not rising up to the rage... I tried it a couple of times where I have smiled (not sarcasticallY) and asked him/her to slow down, be patient, or hold on.. Actually men seem to take it better... the two times I honked and it was a woman, I got "The Bird" - then, things got ugly but now I would just call the police, which I did last time.

John B. Chilton said...

Monitored by his wife?

elle said...

Well the funny thing is, I've seen quite a few of these signs on different cars here in Abu Dhabi. I have also wondered why? Could they be company cars? How would they monitor the spead?

Basil K. said...

It's a company car.. They can install a device from IBM something like the blackbox in a plane and can monitor all the things the car does.. It's mostly for speed... It's limited to 120 if the driver exceeds, he will get a beep and a warning is sent to the company.. If repeated the car is taken from him/her

CG said...

Basil, you know a lot. Do you have one too?

If I had one it would be a continous beeeeeeeeeeeep.

Basil K. said...

No I don;t have 1 installed but a friend has 1...
Dubai Police wanted to install 1 on every car and it was annouced back in 2005-6 but it never got through...

U can't impose such a thing across Dubai...

elle said...

Well, I don't believe speed alone is the problem. More like, recklessness, stupidity, impatience, etc. etc. need I go on....

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