Bahrain wants to ban licences for the poor
The forward-thinking nation of Bahrain is at it again. This time, some politician there wants to block foreign expats who make less than BD 500 (Dhs 4900) from applying for driving licences.
According to Gulf News, only foreigners hired as domestic or office drivers will be allowed. All this nonsense is planned in a bid to reduce traffic. Apparently, there are too many foreigners on the roads, adding to congestion. Former members of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights described such a ban as discriminatory. I say former, because the organisation was shut down ages ago. And this is the place chosen as an F1 venue.
Why not add more to the rules, like banning 15-year-old cars or just kicking out all 90,000 criminally-insane Bangladeshis from Bahrain. That’ll solve the problem of ugly old cars as well as eliminate crime.