Make jaywalking illegal in Saudi Arabia

I am writing with regard to the article "Whatever happened to the rights of pedestrians in Saudi Arabia?" (Sep. 27). This question is an insult to both pedestrians and the authorities.

September 30, 2014

 


I am writing with regard to the article "Whatever happened to the rights of pedestrians in Saudi Arabia?" (Sep. 27). This question is an insult to both pedestrians and the authorities. Here in the Eastern Province, the government has build pedestrian overpasses but you can still see pedestrians crossing the highway on foot. Although the pedestrian overpass is only 25 meters away, people still run across the busy road. Now this is like adding insult to injury with undisciplined pedestrians and undefined traffic laws. Jaywalking is  illegal in other countries and it should be against the law here. 



John, Online response



It is not only a question of educating the community about the rights of others by using the media,  schools, universities and mosques. It also requires the right infrastructure and right traffic rules. There should also not be any waiver of penalties. The other day we were talking about traffic violations and one person said that drivers here seem to show off their citizenship by violating traffic rules. It's as if they are saying, this is my country, I can do whatever I want, while forgetting about the rights of others.



U-ul Bezabih, Online response


September 30, 2014
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