The Bahrain Highway Code

I found this on

The copy is below, if you live, are planning to live or have been to Bahrain, it makes excellent reading!!

1. At any junction 1 in 4 cars must do a U-Turn.
2. Only Western drivers need to use indicators.
3. Local drivers will generally be in the wrong lane for where they are going.
3a. It is perfectly acceptable to turn right from the left hand lane on a 3carriageway road – and vice versa.
4. Bicycles must not be lit, can only travel in the opposite direction to the traffic on the carriageway they use, unless using the pavement.
5. Local women drivers are exempt from the need to park their car in a marked parking space, even assuming the vehicle is small enough to fit in to just one space in the first place.
6. Never, ever let anyone out into your lane or offer any acknowledgement if anyone should be foolish enough to let you into their lane.
6a. As a consequence of 6 it is expected that cars emerging into a lane will do so even if this space is too small and hence the car that is already on the main carriageway must brake hard and swerve into the spare lane – even if it isn’t free.
7. Cement lorries can go whereever they like.
8. Taking driving lessons is a sign of weakness and taking a driving test is just foolish; after all if you crash it is evidently the ‘Will of Allah’.
8a. You will be reminded of 8 by the fact that you will see a fairly major and avoidable road traffic accident almost every other day.
9. Don’t even think of riding a motorbike unless it is after dark and maitains an average speed in excess of 100mph. Unless it is a pizza delivery moped in which case it assumes the rights of a Cement Lorry (see Rule 7) but with less sustained success.
10. Traffic Lights are only advisory.



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One Response to “The Bahrain Highway Code”

  1. motorscooter Says:

    Of course, what a great site and informative posts, I will add backlink. Regards.

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