Based on Al-Watan Daily"Kuwait ranks third in the number of deaths caused due to road accidents and statistics show that an average of 124 accidents take place every day in the country," Chairman of Traffic Safety Society and Member of High Council for Traffic Bader Al-Matar as saying. Speaking at a press conference held at the Council Center in Al-Shuwaikh Tuesday, Al-Matar said a total of 45,376 accidents took place in 2003, averaging 124 accidents per day and killing 372 people. "In 2004, 55,000 traffic accidents took place and caused death of 400 people," he said, adding 32.5 percent cases were reported in Capital Governorate, followed by Hawalli with 27 percent accidents. In 2005, 57,000 traffic accidents were reported, out of which 30 percent were reported in Capital Governorate, followed by Hawalli with 25 percent. As many as 455 people died in road accidents in 2005.
We should really be proud of this achievement and really should strive to take first spot next year! Kidding aside. What the hell is beeing done to bring people awareness to a level of responsability, to understand that cars are not missiles to be given to teenagers to show their driving capabilities on the Gulf Road. When will the government establish a race course allowing speed hungry youth to unfold their talents. When will they spend money on a shock and awe campaign in the media uncovering the dangers of speeding, I guess the answer is never, life is cheap and wasta is cheaper.
Meanwhile drive safe, wear a helmet and always look in your mirrors you never know you might be the next victim.