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driving in Damascus

Volos, Greece
posts: 118
reviews: 90
driving in Damascus

the way citizens of Damascus drive , is like living in a Hollywood film of policemen chasing the bad guys .Drivers never stay in their lane , changing lanes again and again ,Passing the red light in front of the policemen.Pedestrians crossing the road in the middle of cars passing through .Nevertheless , we did not see any accident or a fight between drivers, or drivers and pedestrians.

Perth, Australia
Destination Expert
for Syria, Aleppo, Jordan
posts: 4,450
reviews: 14
1. Re: driving in Damascus

Your observation was accurate

No road rage

and No accidents cos drivers ALWAYS on the look out for each other and courteous.


Pretoria, South...
Destination Expert
for Damascus
posts: 765
reviews: 3
2. Re: driving in Damascus

There must be some method in the madness of driving in Damascus! it some how works! and once you have past around the Omayad roundabout at peak hour,you can drive anywhere!

Cork, Ireland
posts: 684
reviews: 22
3. Re: driving in Damascus

yes there seemed to be some sort of order in all that chaos... And drivers really do look out for each other, eg. by signalling clearly when they are going to overtake.

4. Re: driving in Damascus

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