Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The Big Boss is on the case!

Gulf News reports the good, no make that excellent, news that The Big Boss has decided enough is enough with the road situation.

HH Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum...(insert positions here)...has issued orders to the departments concerned to adopt measures to improve traffic safety standards on roads, especially on the Al Khail Road and Jumeirah Road.

He has ordered officials to take strict action against drivers, particularly truck drivers, who violate traffic laws and safety rules, putting the lives of other drivers and pedestrians at risk.

Following these orders, Mattar Mohammad Al Tayer, CEO of the Dubai Roads & Transport Authority and Brig. Eisa Aman Obaid, Dep. Dir. Dubai Traffic Police held an urgent meeting to discuss measures to implement the Ruler's directives.

I wonder whether he used the diplomatic language the paper reported? I suspect it would have been a little more direct - I'd love to know exactly what he said. It certainly got them hustling to hold an urgent meeting.

I know he's a busy man, but let's hope he follows up.

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