Two more shocking, scary, sad deaths this week due to reckless driving. Newspapers have actually released information about the 2 victims this time, making these deaths even more real for everyone who's heard about them.
Jossy Cardoza, 30 years old, died on Sheikh Zayed Road while changing a tyre. He was hit by a car, speeding on the hard shoulder, trying to overtake another car. Jossy had only been married 4 months, and his young wife is now a widow because of some idiot, moron, loser, murderer...whatever you want to call him.
Ben Mulligan, 31 years old, was pushing a car, in which he was a passenger, towards a gas station after running out of gas. He was on Sheikh Rashid road, and got rammed into by a Bulgarian man who was speeding, and who is suspected of having been under the influence of alcohol.
Such a horrible, stupid way to die. Why? Because some idiots decide it's OK to endanger other people's lives?
Some advertising agencies and TV production houses are actually getting together to produce a commercial to help raise awareness about the issue, and will ask Dubai TV to air it. While this is commendable, it's just not enough.
If anything, I blame the police. No matter how much awareness is raised about reckless driving, no matter how much people complain about this, no matter how many innocent lives are taken, nothing will change unless the police are out there punishing the idiots who don't know how to drive. Fine them, deduct points, revoke their licenses, whatever! Just do something about it! Why aren't police cars out there patrolling the streets, making sure this sort of thing does not happen? Enough is enough!