The Seventh Ring Road has become an accident prone area due to the truck drivers’ outright disregard of traffic regulations, resulting in a number of deaths and injuries such that the pavements along this road are tainted with the blood of the innocent. Truck drivers often race against each other while plying through this road where they constantly switch lanes, leading to horrific accidents. Most of these accidents end in deaths, the most recent of which caused the death of a 20-year-old Kuwaiti woman when her car rammed into the rear of a truck.
Many others either lost their lives or sustained serious injuries because of reckless truck drivers who do not observe traffic rules, especially at night when such rules are totally ignored by drivers using that road. Several motorists have expressed disappointment over the absence of traffic officers along the road, affirming that this has encouraged the truck drivers to disregard traffic regulations and to drive recklessly without thinking about the safety of other road users. They warned that if the current situation on this deadly road continues, there will be more horrible accidents which may result in deaths or severe injuries.
Source: Arab Times