Instead of the usual and illegal practice of tailgating in his gigantic GMC Sierra pickup in order to intimidate me and my Yaris out of the way, this gentleman rammed my car. Then he rammed it again and knocked it sideways. This is at high speed, in heavy traffic, in the left lane of the Emirates Road.
I wrestled to regain control and chased after the pickup, which was now making good its escape up the right-hand side of the road, and we pulled over on to the breakdown lane.
Eventually, two and a half hours later the police arrived. As I explained to the officer, “For one moment, I thought I was going to die.”
According to the Dubai Police website, my antagonist’s recent driving record is nothing to be proud of:-
- Dh600 fine from Dubai Police on 29 August: Speeding.
- Dh600 fine from Dubai Police on 01 September: Speeding.
- Dh800 fine from Sharjah Police on 04 October: Don’t know, but it earned 2 black points.
And a Dh500 fine from Dubai Police on 19 October for attempted murder.
Less than a speeding ticket.