Bahrain: Too Much Traffic

Elkhelid is fed up of traffic in Bahrain: “Bahrain’s construction projects and road renovations have created a problem: major intersections are bottle necks.”

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  • Tony Mitchell

    I agree that the amount of traffic in Bahrain is high and yes, there are many bottlenecks which contribute to lengthy delays on the roads.
    The main problem, however, is the total lack of order by the drivers in Bahrain (irrespective of where they come from) whose selfish actions contribute more to the jamming of the roads.
    The government initiated the English system of yellow grids on intersections and posted signs to state that they must be kept clear – ALL drivers ignore these and enter intersections when there is no possibility of exiting them, thus blocking the way for other traffic. Also, single lane on-ramps and off-ramps from major roads (and non-major ones) are clogged by selfish motorists pushing in because they are not prepared to wait in line. This action creates even more delay and it happens everywhere.
    There is no order on the roads in Bahrain – it is total chaos and it is amazing that drivers manage to stay in their lanes, although the amount of lane changing that takes places is incredible, especially when the traffic is stationary.
    The raodworks and improvements to the traffic system are very welcome and will help to alleviate the flow of traffic but the government need to target the attitudes and selfishness of the drivers with a combination of publicity and penalty if the traffic situation is to ever improve here.

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