Saturday, October 1, 2016

CDP Theme Day: Abandoned

Abandoned vehicles are a huge problem all over Saudi Arabia.  Disabled and wrecked cars are left sitting along the streets of cities, in vacant lots, or out in the middle of the desert along the roadside.

It is a problem that I have written about many times.  What a blight on the desert landscape and an unpleasant eyesore for our cities!

While there are junkyards outside the cities, thousands of abandoned vehicles litter the streets and take up valuable parking spaces in larger cities.

This problem is one of my pet peeves of life here in Saudi Arabia.  It seems as though no one else seems to care although I did read an article about an attempted clean up last year but it really didn't seem to make much of a difference.

Jeddah in particular has a serious problem of abandoned vehicles due to the fact that any time it rains here - which is not very often at all - it floods, disabling and damaging many vehicles in the process.

My suggestion is to heavily fine the owners of these abandoned vehicles.  It may not completely alleviate the problem, but I think it will cut down tremendously on it.

Today is the first of the month, which means it's theme day for City Daily Photo bloggers.  City Daily Photo is an online community of photo bloggers from around the world,  sharing the wonders of their area of the world pictorially with others.  Each month there is a different theme.  This month's theme is "Abandoned."

Please visit the City Daily Photo portal to view other participants' entries for today's theme day of "Abandoned."


Jerry Mc Kenna said...

I don't know why the Saudis simply don't care about their public spaces.

Dina said...

I wonder how other countries handle that problem. Here tons of scrap metal are loaded on ships and sent to recycling. In fact metal thieves are becoming a problem.
Good luck with those old cars, Susie. Strange how the rain is one reason for their demise.

Linda said...

Scrap metal is valuable enough here (Virginia) that a truck will come pick up your rusty old vehicle and sell it to a scrap yard.

William Kendall said...

It just seems bizarre.

mo7amedtamim said...

you know why people here do this because for those old cars the cost of repairing those cars is more than what the car worth
but the government should do something about it