Don’t tolerate rule violations

Readers say the UK should not tolerate rule violations by supercar drivers from the GCC. Other topics: medicine delivery, China, abandoned cars, greenery

If a supercar driver from the GCC breaks the rules in the UK he should be punished, a reader says. Stephen Lock for the National
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I refer to Peter Hellyer's opinion article Take your car to London, but show some sense, too (August 4).

I live in the UAE where I am expected to obey the laws of the country, quite rightly so. I expect the same from everyone in every other country. If they feel they are above the law then impound their cars. Done often enough they will soon desist.

Sadly, while there are a great many decent, educated and law abiding citizens in the GCC, there are always those who will spoil the image.

Dave Pryce, Abu Dhabi

“Supercar tourism” is a trend in London, with British car fans turning up to have a look at those cars. And tourism money is always helpful.

It’s true that many people race between signals, but they cannot go far especially in single lanes during rush hours. By doing so, they are not harming anyone.

James De Vile, UK

Is home delivery of medicines a good idea?

The delivery service offered by pharmacies across the country is extremely helpful especially to patients who are not in a position to walk down to the store, or are elderly, single women and mothers with young children (Pharmacy delivery 'a necessity', August 4).

However, pharmacies should insist on having a copy of the prescription to prevent drug abuse. Also, medicines for chronic illnesses must not be sold over the phone or delivered without valid medical documentation.

There are pharmacies that also promise to deliver to walk-in patients in case the medicines are out of stock or unavailable. This door-to-door delivery trend can also lead to some people misusing the service.

Fatima Suhail, Sharjah

The service is beneficial for those who cannot easily get to a pharmacy.

I hope this facility will not be misused by lazy people, who simply do not want to make the effort to get their medicines themselves.

If that happens, the delivery service might crumble under pressure.

Brigitte von Bulow, Abu Dhabi

Even this place can be green

The picture accompanying the article Families in Fujairah welcome new Corniche for relaxation and play (August 5) does not show any greenery in the area.

I understand that some plants are more difficult to grow here due to extreme heat and sandy soil. But it gets very hot in my native Florida, too. The solution is to sow floratam grass or Bahia grass.

The latter variety, particularly, hardly requires watering. Perhaps these varieties can be brought in here.

Sussanne Cherrie, US

China could win where US lost

I refer to the opinion article As China flexes its might, mid-size powers regroup (August 3). The US set-up the military alliance Seato (South East Asia Treaty Organisation) during the Cold War as Asia's counterpart to Nato. It did not prosper and the members organised the non-military Asean. China might be more successful where the US failed.

Name withheld by request

Many reasons for leaving cars

The authorities should consider the reason for leaving cars behind before impounding them (Motorists who dump their cars face fines of Dh3,000, August 5). There are expatriates who go on leave and there are those who have to leave the country under extenuating circumstances. These cases should be dealt with accordingly.

Cara Tabron, Abu Dhabi