Thursday, August 24, 2006

scary, scary, scary!

We all know the dreadful traffic situation in Amman (don't know what it is like in Zerqa and Irbid!). It really is at crisis point and someone has to take a grip of the problem. Traffic jams are manageable (sort of) if drivers can manage to get their egos under control and wait in line instead of pushing and shoving and creating even more mayhem. But road planning and marking is so poor that it just adds to the confusion. One way streets are just a laugh - no-one takes any notice of them.

At about 1 today I had just left Cozmo and saw a friend of mine had been involved in an accident. Only a minor one but both cars damaged so I stopped to see if she needed any help. We tried for 20 minutes to get through to the Traffic Police (190) and the Emergency Police (191). They were both permanently engaged and I just thought what would we have done if it had been a major accident with injuries? Presumably it was the pressure of many calls that caused the lines to be unavailable but this is UNACCEPTABLE. T

2 Comments:

Blogger adel said...

c'est la vie en jordanie ! hehe

Sunday, August 27, 2006  
Blogger joladies said...

well, it shouldn't be!! T

Sunday, August 27, 2006  

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