x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 22 January 2018

Drivers must make effort to learn rules first

Driving schools are responsible for inculcating good driving habits among learners. Other topics include: traffic chaos, accident, Tibet

China takes a hardline stance on Tibet, a reader writes, and particularly self-immolations. Philippe Lopez / AFP
China takes a hardline stance on Tibet, a reader writes, and particularly self-immolations. Philippe Lopez / AFP

Few drivers seem to know how to negotiate roundabouts, Bad habits drive instructors crazy (February 2). They think it is fine to stay on the outside lane as they circuit the roundabout.

Also - and this is one of my biggest bugbears - no one checks their blind spots. Mirror, signal and manoeuvre are three things that are drilled into learner drivers in the UK. These are important and definitely need to be reinforced for drivers in this country. Don't the driving instructors quoted in the story see the irony? They are responsible for teaching proper driving etiquette and practice. Are they successful in achieving their target?

Elsa Baxter, Dubai

Cooperate to end school chaos

Traffic chaos around schools is a pertinent topic (Schools snap over parent parking chaos, February 5). Some school zones in Abu Dhabi seem to draw more traffic than airports. Parents should cooperate to solve this problem. They should take advantage of the school bus system or carpool.

Adamina Smith, Dubai

Blame game must end quickly

It's sad, to say the least, that so many people died in an accident in Al Ain, 24 killed in worst road tragedy (February 5).

All the poor victims were from the subcontinent. I hope this case will be solved soon and families of the victims will be adequately compensated.

Vijaykumar KB, Bangalore

These men sacrifice everything for their families. Their untimely deaths will have a deep impact on them. Can we identify some charities that may help those families?

M Khan, Abu Dhabi

Self-immolation is not tolerated

I am referring to Greg Bruno's comment article, Self-immolations by Tibetans don't bother the Chinese (January 29). A court in south-west China's Sichuan province last year convicted two ethnic Tibetans for inciting eight people to immolate themselves. Three of them died.

The intermediate People's Court of the Tibetan-Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Aba handed the death penalty to Lorang Konchok.

His nephew, Lorang Tsering, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and has been stripped of his political rights for three years.

Name withheld by request