Oman traffic: Don’t blame the drivers, blame the roads

by Mohammad Shafeeqe
Photo - Jun Estrada
Don’t blame it on the drivers all the time. Faulty designs and flawed construction, besides inclement weather, can make roads dangerous to drive.

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