Dubai Consumer Mirror

Monday, December 19, 2005

New Traffic Signs

For the past two years, traffic in Dubai has been everybody's water-cooler-kitchen-pantry-small-talk topic of the day. Many ideas, suggestions and proposals on how to help solve Dubai's traffic problems are currently in discussion.

Some ideas are fairly sane and reasonable such as introducing alternative public transportation systems, expanding lanes or adding new ones, building more bridges and tunnels and introducing an intelligent traffic control and management solution.

Other ideas were a bit more on the wild side such as: Introducing road tolls and making Dubai a giant theme park (more than it already is) and have everyone pay to enter the city. Another wacky idea was to make working schedules according to areas. I.E. deira offices start work at 7:30, bur dubai at 8:30, SZR at 9:30 and the Free-zones at 10:30 (someone actually proposed that in Emirates Today's letters section a couple of days ago!).

I thought to myself: "if everybody else is doing it, why don't i give it a go?"
So i did, and this is what I came up with: A whole new collection of traffic signs.


EXTREME TAILGATING ZONE
.

SUDDEN SPIT SPLASHES AHEAD

.

ANNOYING TRAFFIC LIGHT: PATIENCE ADVISED


MAKEUP APPLICATION NOT PERMITTED BEYOND 120 KMPH

CAUTION: JUMEIRAH JANE AT LARGE

JIN SPOTTING ZONE


MULTIPLE ROAD-BOTTLENECKS AHEAD


EXCESSIVE ROAD CROSSING AREA


CAUTION: AGGRESSIVE DRIVERS


DOOR DING PARKING LOT


EYE-HAND COORDINATION SKILLS REQUIRED

28 Comments:

  • Brilliant!

    By Blogger Keefieboy, at December 19, 2005 at 10:02 PM  

  • was just about to write Brilliant too - but Keefieboy beat me to it!

    ok - they're brilliant and funny!

    By Blogger nzm, at December 19, 2005 at 10:27 PM  

  • i liked the ding dong door thingie and the lipstick dipstick thing.. good stuff...

    also Mrs M mabrook the nick.. i see you're all registered and all.. soon we'll see Master Moryarti inshalla bissalame :)

    By Blogger BuJ, at December 20, 2005 at 4:02 AM  

  • Shokran Buj - it was easy to choose the nick heheheh ... and soon we'll see Princess Moryarti inshallah :0) Daddy's little girl.. We'll see how Mr. M will cope with 2 girls in da house!!

    As for your new signs Mr. M., i have to agree with Buj - i like the lipstick thingy one, considering that back in the 'good old days' - when i was driving to meet Mr. M (late of course!) i used to apply mascara, eyeliner and lipstick while driving ...

    Now i just make him wait at home an extra half an hour for me to get ready :0)

    And i HATE the door thingy - there is nothing worse than buying a new car, and parking it for about 15 minutes infront of your building rather than in the basement to come back and see it scratched!!!

    When i'm parking my car (and no matter whose cars are next to me , brand new or old) i make sure there is always enough space..

    Also another beneficial point with parking right (between the lines) is that if you don't HOW in the WORLD would a pregnant women fit her stomach through the door . . . particularly if the car next to urs is almost sticking to the driver's door?!?!?! (That actually happened to me yesterday)

    By Blogger mrs.moryarti, at December 20, 2005 at 8:24 AM  

  • Mr. M amazing ideas!

    I would really love to see all your traffic signs ideas actually implemented specially that lipstick one.

    Mrs. M if I where you I would have found my self a bigger parking space that fits my current situation :P but I’m sure you were taken by the feeling of not believing that you actually found a parking space, Right? :P:P

    By Blogger mOoD, at December 20, 2005 at 10:18 AM  

  • Mood - i would have loved to find bigger parking space, but as far as i remember parking spaces are standard in size, of course unless i'm driving a hummy tank then i am to be blamed...or i'm one of those people who take 2 parking spaces instead of one..


    Furthermore, i wasnt surprised to find a parking space at all, considering i have reserved shaded parking space at the organization i work for :P

    By Blogger mrs.moryarti, at December 20, 2005 at 10:56 AM  

  • Very cool work Mr. M

    By Blogger CG, at December 20, 2005 at 12:04 PM  

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    By Blogger mOoD, at December 20, 2005 at 1:25 PM  

  • Just like your NAMESAKE.
    I loved them. So LMFAO! However on a more serious note, since its been the only PRACTICAL solution for Dubai in so many years. THEY NEED TO BE IMPLEMENTED.
    WELCOME Madame M.
    Thanks to both of you for the kind wishes. I had a lovely day.

    By Blogger kaya, at December 20, 2005 at 1:54 PM  

  • EXCELLENT!

    By Blogger A Yahya, at December 20, 2005 at 2:20 PM  

  • Great stuff. How much time did you spend drawing these?

    By Blogger Abha, at December 20, 2005 at 6:14 PM  

  • Sit down, stand up.

    By Blogger 100hands, at December 20, 2005 at 10:46 PM  

  • 100hands - i have no clue what you mean but thank you for it .. :)

    Abha - i did those last Friday evening. You could say I was pretty bored.

    Everyone - thank you .. i am glad you like em. I will think of another batch... maybe ;)

    By Blogger moryarti, at December 21, 2005 at 9:31 AM  

  • Brilliant, Moryarti back with the fire.

    And congrats on the new addition to the family, I'm sure you will be very proud.

    By Blogger marwan, at December 22, 2005 at 12:54 AM  

  • Mr M

    Are you now a father? Alf Mabrook in that case.

    MABROOOOOOOOOOK x 1000

    (smokes cigar)... (puff puff)....

    :-)

    By Blogger BuJ, at December 22, 2005 at 3:17 AM  

  • not yet buj - in Feb enshallah - but hold onto those cigars ;)

    By Blogger moryarti, at December 22, 2005 at 6:59 AM  

  • Excellent stuff.

    By Blogger desertblog, at December 22, 2005 at 10:55 AM  

  • moryartioooh i got too excited.. 6ayyeb mabrook in advance ya seeedi :)

    marwan, please update your info!

    By Blogger BuJ, at December 22, 2005 at 12:40 PM  

  • Sorry to hijack - but does anyone know what's happened to cg?

    Blogger tells me that her blog can't be found.

    By Blogger nzm, at December 22, 2005 at 1:13 PM  

  • not sure - was gonna ask the same question myself

    By Blogger moryarti, at December 22, 2005 at 2:07 PM  

  • she's back online now.

    By Blogger nzm, at December 22, 2005 at 3:41 PM  

  • that I am!

    By Blogger CG, at December 22, 2005 at 4:36 PM  

  • cool!

    was worried that we'd lost you to the proxy or to hackers!

    By Blogger nzm, at December 22, 2005 at 5:49 PM  

  • No thankgoodness. I have only had one stern warning from the MOI, lesson learned.

    By Blogger CG, at December 23, 2005 at 1:31 PM  

  • CG - i am intrigued, is it something you can share with us?

    By Blogger moryarti, at December 23, 2005 at 2:33 PM  

  • it was a post of mine at the end of october...i think if you go back in time...you may remember....unfortunately pretty much everything i do online is monitered due to a position previously held...

    By Blogger CG, at December 23, 2005 at 2:57 PM  

  • Love the "spit splashes ahead sign"! It cracked me up!

    By Blogger sky, at December 24, 2005 at 3:02 PM  

  • thanks skyr - glad you liked them

    By Blogger moryarti, at December 25, 2005 at 5:56 AM  

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