Punishmentas deterrent

ON NOVEMBER 29 and under the headline 'License to kill', we had written in this column on the tragedy caused by a truck driver, who jumped the red signal, fell over a taxi, smashed and flattened it.

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Published: Thu 8 Dec 2005, 9:43 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:19 PM

The incident showed that reckless driving by one person could lead to death and bereavement to the self and others. The accident in question occurred only because of the carelessness of the truck driver.

In response to the reactions from the public over such accidents, General Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister, who is also Head of Dubai Police and Public Security, ordered the cancellation of driving licences of heavy truck drivers, who jumped the red light. He also ordered stringent action against them.

Violations, which endanger lives and pose a threat to the destiny of entire families should be strictly dealt with. The punishment in those cases should serve as a deterrent against those who mindlessly mess around with others' lives.

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