Staying calm at all times despite the erratic driving of others has to be number one. This is easier said than done. There are some very erratic driving styles on the roads that need to be avoided/ coped with.
Here are Faster Rent A Car tips on driving in Dubai and what to expect on the roads- the good, the bad, and the ugly- and how to stay calm and safe whilst behind the wheel in Dubai.
Always stay three seconds behind the car in front. This allows drivers to be well prepared and in control of their vehicles during emergencies or sudden surprises on the road.
2. Changing lanes
In fact, some shift multiple lanes without any warning or indication, making it dangerous for other drivers, so drivers who can see a faster car coming from the back, should put their right indicators on, and give way.
3. Hazard lights
In case of some mechanical problem, drivers are tipped to shift to the slower lane and leave their hazard lights on so they can indicate to the other drivers that there’s an issue with their car. In the UAE, however, motorists are often seen misusing the hazard lights. You often spot drivers parking illegally or dangerously with their hazard lights on.
You will see a lot of powerful cars on the roads here from giant 4x4s to the supped-up sporty numbers and some do like to go extremely fast… This has improved over the years as there are fewer cars doing this now than in the past- at some times the SZR used to seem like a race track but the introduction of more speed cameras and the lowering of the speed limit to 100 has really helped. Nonetheless, there will still be the odd speed freak who drives like they are on a computer game.
Our advice is to stay out of their way- you will see or hear them coming- pull over if it is safe to do so or keep a steady speed and let them maneuver around you Sports Car Rental.
5. Headlight flashing
Flashing your headlights generally does not mean a polite “after you” — as in other countries. It generally means get out of the way I’m coming through ready or not. Sometimes this may be the police or an unmarked car and you are supposed to move out of their way. Generally, it is impatient drivers using this technique. You can avoid this by staying out of the fast lane as much as possible and also using your rear mirror a lot- you will see the speed freaks coming and can move over before they get to the flashing headlights stage. If you can’t move over it is imperative that you stay calm and don’t panic, and move over only when it is safe to do so.
6. Lane discipline
This seems to be non-existent in driving on the roads here. People will violently veer from the …