The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is planning a proposal to classify residents in categories of those who can be allowed to own or drive a car and those who are not.
As numb as it sounds, the idea is to reduce number of vehicles on road.
For now, low-paid professions such as domestic and farm workers are proposed to be exempted from owning a car.
Also under discussion is a plan to have separate road lanes for buses, trucks, cycles and motorcycles as well as more pedestrian crossings.
If you are an expat in Dubai, keep an eye on this. Who knows, your “profession” may fall in this classification in the days to come. Till then, Happy Driving.