While passing nearby Al Rowda area last night, I saw about 15-20 cars parked on the side of the road with stickers “For Sale”, there are many ways to sell a car; Q8Car.com, Q8Showroom.com, AlWaseet, Al Haraj, word of mouth, BBM, What’sApp to name a few !
Sadly, these guys still prefer the illegitimate way ! I also saw the same at 2nd Ring Road nearby Da’iya area and many tickets were issued yet to no avail.
I read that Kuwait Municipality had decided to turn some of the streets in Kuwait city into pedestrian-only streets where no cars are allowed starting on November the 1st. The streets are Abdullah Al Salem, Abdullah Al Mubarak, and Palestine street.
I’m so loving this, we really need walking-only streets in Kuwait, though I wish they consider Salem Al Mubarak street in Salmiyah, it will be amazing if its walking-only street don’t you think?
When ever I wake up in the morning, the first question that pops in my head is: Will I be able to escape the traffic congestion and reach work on-time? The causes for traffic congestion in Kuwait are many and that includes accidents, high number of vehicles, rush hours, faulty cars, maladjusted traffic lights, and even bad road designs.
I hope we have a special channel on the radio that gives us the latest traffic updates, currently I’m using the twitter #q8traffic to get most of the updates.
A friend of our blog spotted this super luxurious 100,000+ K.D British-made Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe at Nuzha area and was able to shoot a small video with the permission of the owner, I wonder what I can do with 110,000 K.D, maybe buy a family house ?
A few days ago I posted about people using the wrong side to fill their cars at gas stations, today my friend sent me a photo for a poster at Oula fuel station in Jabriya area showing that filling from both sides of the car is allowed.
I think they are now using longer hoses for the gas pumps which is very helpful for congestion at fuel stations.
A few weeks ago I made a vote to determine the Main Causes of Accidents in Kuwait and today I bring you the results that will hopefully help many to be more aware. The total number of votes is 507, and participators had the option to choose multiple answers based on their opinions.
As we can see from the above pie chart, the main cause is Over-speeding (26.5%); make perfect sense because speeding is a big issue with many reckless drivers in Kuwait. In 2nd place came the Poor Driving Skills (19.3%); I have read many bad news about driving license being sold and many get it even when they are not qualified.
In 3rd came Using Phone/Texting (17%); I read a study saying that the response time for a person texting while driving is even longer than a drunk driver ! In 4th place came Breaking Red Lights (11.64%); Personally I thought this will be in 1st or 2nd place but its still a major cause.
The other causes were less significant as follow; No Law Enforcement (9.5%), Taxi’s (7%), Buses (4.7%), Bad Street Designs (2.2%), Other Causes (1.47%), and finally No Car Maintenance (0.8%).
Note: Thanks to all participators for their votes and for helping spread the awareness.
I was checking out the Frankfurt Motor show 2011 and I saw a new sexy Jeep from Maserati called “Kubang”. It looks really hot, and this is the first 4X4 SUV from Maserati, I find it somehow looking like a Porsche Cayenne/Audi Q7 mix.
I read that Maserati will launch it in 2013 yet they did not specify the engine specs. I have a feeling that it will be a big hit in Kuwait but I’d guess the price will be sky high.