Zebras Hit the Crosswalk

Russia Safe Traffic AP Photo/Mikhail MetzelMoscow has come up with a clever way to call attention to pedestrians in the crosswalk: zebras (well, horses painted to look like zebras) using what’s known there as zebra crossings. According to an Associated Press article, motorists there routinely run red lights and see the sidewalk as an extension of the road. Pedestrians don’t help their cause by often darting into the road without looking. Even so, many die or are injured in the crosswalk.

The sign on the “zebra,” by the way, says “careful, children are on their way to school.”

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