Both citizens and residents of Oman have reacted strongly to a viral video showing a car driver drenching a cyclist in a wadi while trying to seemingly overtake him. “The police would like to confirm that the driver of the vehicle has been arrested, and legal proceedings have been initiated against him,” the Royal Oman Police (ROP) tweeted.
People are calling for lessons on courtesy on roads, and perhaps making it part of the school curriculum. “Such arrogant drivers need to be taught a lesson of life. They need to respect others on the road, salute to the ROP,” said Dainesh Sampat, a resident.
Stephen Robson, an expat, agreed that motorists sometimes disrespect other drivers on the road by violating basic rules. “100 per cent agree, stop using slip roads to undertake queues of traffic, slow down to allow merging traffic to move into the lane, observe other road users and follow the code of the road, i.e. stop sign means stop, giving way means give way and no entry means no entry, and disabled parking spaces are for the disabled and not an excuse to park nearest to the shop entrance.”