Monday, July 02, 2007

long vehicles in Muscat


I've had it up to here with long vehicles being on the roads that are always used by us common drivers. Even service roads are being used now due to the heavy demand of these vehicles to load and upload heavy machinery to project sites.

Why don't they just develop roads especially for these long vehicles instead of having torture us on a daily basis?

6 comments:

Per Your Request said...

Developing additional roads takes up alot of time, money and space. I would not have thought you would take that stand, it would be environmentally beneficial if we don’t add more roads specifically for "long trucks". How about they only use a specific road during the hours of 7am-7pm?

Sleepless In Muscat said...

Per Your Request:

Whether or not the concern would be environmental, the development cycle is still in process and it is a tedious matter having to be in the back going 10kmph behind a long vehicle all the way to somewhere when you can actually can do it in less.

The suggestion you provided has been applied by the law, but it still doesn't solve the problem. What with the rise in developmental projects, there grows the matter of rising need and demand for bigger machinery to be swept through the streets of Muscat.

There has to be solution, somehow.

Sleepless In Muscat said...

btw: I need your email address so that I can add you to the Oman Community Blog list of contributers by sending you an invitation

Amjad said...

The other day I was talking with a friend about the same issue.

Man, those trucks and heavy vehicles are really annoying, especially when it comes to roundabouts and intersections. And these days there are LOADS of them all over the roads...

Heavy vehicles actually sometimes scare some motorists in roundabouts.

Amjad said...

Sorry, but I forgot to add one thing.

Unfortunately, MANY of the heavy vehicles do not stick to the traffic rules and it's really sad. Although they know that they're not allowed to drive on main roads at peak times, they still do and cause more traffic...

Sleepless In Muscat said...

Amjad:

how very true, indeed..