Friday, January 13, 2006
Going for a spin
Mark and I went out walking again this morning. The weather was overcast and trying to rain. We walked along a section of the corniche close to the beach road and I saw drivers braking for a rather large puddle. I said to Mark ' there will probably be an accident there soon' and no sooner had I said it, a car locked his brakes and did two 360 degree turns amid loud screeching noises and ended up in a hedge in the central reservation. Do you want to know why I really want to leave Kuwait? The chances of having an accident here don't bear thinking about and if you are 'lucky' enough to survive - and other drivers feel like letting the ambulance through - you will find out what the standard of medical care is like here. I don't know which eventuality scares me more. Have a look at the carnage on the roads here. Most of these happened on the 30, the motorway that I've mentioned before.
BTW, the driver, a man with three young boys in the back, reversed out of the hedge, off the curb and drove off.