JournalismPakistan.com April 27, 2015
Every city has its cabbie character. It is unique in that a New York cabbie differs dramatically from one in Rome or the more aloof English taxi driver.
In many ways the driver reflects the priorities of the city he drives in. Dubai has taken this one step further to make driving safer. It has created a new device planted in the cabs that acts as a back off radio. If the cabbie gets too close to another vehicle or has its rear being tailed a message is sent out to the vehicle's radio telling its driver to back off.
It is just another good step in saving lives and keeping cab drivers from speeding or tailgating traffic especially when they are at the end of their shift and not in such a good mood. Good going and an example to the rest of the world.
(The writer is a Senior Editorial Advisor of Khaleej Times and the paper’s former Editor. He has also been the Editor of Gulf News, Gulf Today, Emirates Today and Bahrain Tribune)
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