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Old Jan 16th 2018, 10:37 am
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Saw this in Gulf News just now. Thought you should know, especially all of you who are keen on exercise as I guess you must walk everywhere at this time of year

The RTA rumour over jaywalking fines has been clarified | GulfNews.com
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I'm amazed more people don't die in Saudi from jaywalking. Every day taking the kids to school there are nutters walking across the highway when people are speeding along at 150kmph+. And they walk across like they don't have a care in the world.
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Their fate is already written ! Why should they exercise caution ?
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I'm amazed more people don't die in Saudi from jaywalking. Every day taking the kids to school there are nutters walking across the highway when people are speeding along at 150kmph+. And they walk across like they don't have a care in the world.
If you come from India or the Philippines, that's what people do. All the time. It's always heart-stopping.
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The ignorance is astounding in some parts of the world in regards to safety, pollution and common courtesy...
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Cracks me up here. Why people can't wait a matter of seconds to cross a road is just totally beyond me. In the grand scheme of things it's nothing, if you spend the next 50yds pacing it, you'll have made up that crucial amount of time. If you don't and you're 45 seconds later than you wanted to be, stop and check if the earth is still rotating. If it is, you're in the clear.
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Just read the article.

27 people DIED last year from jay walking.
239 others injured.

I've changed my mind completely. **** it. Let natural selection take place.
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I've changed my mind completely. **** it. Let natural selection take place.
Feel the same way about those kids eating tide pods
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If you come from India or the Philippines, that's what people do. All the time. It's always heart-stopping.
Yes, and that's part of why there are so many pedestrian fences along the roads in Abu Dhabi, Dubai etc - to stop pedestrians from doing that, and to try and funnel them down to the crosswalks.

The other part: to stop locals in their SUVs and 4WDs from just u-turning in over medians or up over sidewalks and injuring people that way. It was a big problem in one town I worked in, and went away after those fences, big round boulders and raised medians were installed on many of the busier streets.
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i am a nutter when it comes to crossing the road...i have no patience....and will cross expecting the car/s to slow down. Fortunately i hardly do any walking over here
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Feel the same way about those kids eating tide pods
Mind blowing isn't it.

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i am a nutter when it comes to crossing the road...i have no patience....and will cross expecting the car/s to slow down. Fortunately i hardly do any walking over here
Bet you moan like nobodies business when you're in your car and someone walks out in front of you though eh?
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There’s not much that is more annoying than having to wait for the lights to change so that you can cross a completely empty street with not one single bl00dy car/vehicle in sight
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People still play Frogger across Yalayis Street in Jebel Ali. As if that road isn't dangerous enough.
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I am on the fence when it comes to jaywalking......
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There’s not much that is more annoying than having to wait for the lights to change so that you can cross a completely empty street with not one single bl00dy car/vehicle in sight
Common sense says you're probably alright, I agree with that being sensible. But when there is the chance that within 500 yards there's a car with an idiot behind it capable of doing something monumentally stupid that might affect you even if you're on the pavement, I'll stick to the crossings and waiting.
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