Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The Worst Drivers in Amman

Okay, so this is a wholly subjective post. There is not a single objective criteria or qualification applied. It's simply my personal observations on people who drive poorly. I'm also admitting up front that this is a shameless set of generalizations. So, here are my votes, feel free to add your own.

10. Women drivers (and BOY do I hate to put this one...)
9. Drivers of rental cars (and I think most of them are from here by the way)
8. Drivers of VERY small cars ( I once saw a quote that said the smaller a person the more space they will occupy. Drivers of small cars here prove the rule.)
7. Taxi drivers
6. Service drivers
5. Drivers with Iraqi plates (the white ones in particular)
3. & 4. Government cars (red tags) and Diplomatic tags (CD tags)
2. Drivers with Saudi plates

and the number one worst drivers in Jordan are:

1. BMW Drivers

I hope you've enjoyed my random thoughts. Stay tuned for the worst parking groups in Jordan in a later post.

Happy Reckless Driving!


At 12:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think no 1 worst drivers are galabat drivers.

At 1:19 PM , Blogger Maher said...


Women are #1 for SURE!!!

At 11:05 PM , Blogger Dave said...

List seems pretty solid to me, although #10 is a case by case basis, I think. But in general, the list seems spot on.

At 11:43 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about old men in hatta's driving old Toyotas?

Or men in fancy sunglasses driving souped up Mitsubishi Lancers?

What about MEN drivers? AAAHHHHH. At least, women are ditzy, scared or reckless, men are just so darn aggressive!

At 11:47 PM , Blogger MommaBean said...

Wow, good suggestions all. Kinz, I debated putting all drivers of large SUVs as #10 instead of women, but then had to be fair. I do agree on the old men in hattas driving Toyotas though.

But, Hamede, what are galabat? I'd like to know if I missed a necessary group.

At 1:57 AM , Blogger Miss sea lover said...

i agree up to a limtit, but taxi drivers come diffintly in #1..they r the pioneers for bad driving...

At 5:47 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait for the parking post! We kept my old college Jeep Wrangler, affectionately known as Rattle and Hum. Since coming back from Jordan, my mom has been "inventing" parking places for it in memory of our visit. She thinks that the parking regulations (or lack thereof) in Jordan is so "cool".
ps- Aren't you supposed to be in the US right now?

At 5:54 AM , Blogger MommaBean said...

Emily, I can just imagine your super-cool Mom "inventing" parking spaces :). Your post reminds me that I forgot to post about why I'm not in the US. The depression kept me from posting for several weeks (okay maybe it was a combo of laziness and busy-ness, but still... I'll post on that in a few minutes.

At 7:26 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dump trucks.

At 7:38 AM , Blogger MommaBean said...

Ahhh, a worthy suggestion, then (as well as a new vocabulary word for me). Thanks, Hamede.


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