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Posted On: 6 December 2009 05:03 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:10 pm

Reckless driving makes Sealine road a death trap

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While the Sealine beach has emerged as one of the most sought after leisure spots in the country, the road leading to the area remains a nightmare for motorists, say residents. This holiday spot, with its serene beaches and the spectacular dunes had been bustling with visitors during the Eid Al Adha holidays. Winter brings more visitors to the area being an ideal spot for camping and out door entertainment. It normally takes hardly 20 minutes drive from Mesaeed to reach the beaches, but on holidays, long queues of vehicles can be spotted through the long stretch of the road. Reckless driving by youngsters, who flock the area in large numbers during holidays have made the road a potential death trap. The single-lane road with dangerous twists and turns is too narrow to accommodate the large number of vehicles. Speeding and wrong overtaking make traffic chaotic, particularly when there is more rush. Driving on the dunes and near the beaches is even more chaotic. If you don’t take utmost care while walking on the sands, you may be hit by a four-wheeler or a buggie engaged in dangerous manoeuvres, warn residents. “I like this place very much due to its calm and serene environment. However, reaching there on a busy holiday is a real challenge due to the narrow roads. There is an urgent need to widen the roads. Police should be deployed on holidays to control traffic and prevent reckless driving,” said Mohammed Najam Al Ajami. Mamdouh Jameel, another visitor said he was captivated by the beauty of the area on his first visit to the beach during the Eid holidays. “It was the first day of Eid and we were literally caught up in the traffic.The hours long wait on the road upset our plans. We wanted to watch sunset from the dunes but when we finally reached the place, it was dark. The precious time of the visitors will be wasted in traffic,” he lamented.