And You Thought The “High Occupancy Vehicle Lane” Rules Were Strict

Our friend Charles at one of my favorite blogs, Little Green Footballs, points out this story:

Three French travelers were killed by gunmen Monday in the Saudi Arabian desert when they stopped their car to rest on the side of a road leading to the holy city of Medina in an area restricted to Muslims only…

…The area the group was traveling in is restricted for Muslims only. Non-Muslims are barred from the area around Medina and neighboring Mecca, the holiest cities in Islam.

So, if you’re ever traveling on a Saudi Arabian road anywhere near Mecca, you’d be well advised to heed signs like this:


Stay in the proper lane. No pressure.

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