Zebra Crossings…

En route home the other day, I was reminded of road etiquette.  I find that over in London, generally speaking, zebra crossings actually give right of way to pedestrians.  So motor vehicles usually allow foot shoulders to cross the road when at the zebra stripes.   Now I’ve been in other cities or countries where this is different.  Believe it or not but right of way is not given to pedestrians and I find this absolutely hilarious! So I’ve found myself, quite a few times, having to run across zebra crossings because I observed the car drivers never seemed bothered to give way to pedestrians.  It’s like the white stripes on the black road meant nothing to them and pedestrians were actually in the wrong attempting to cross the streets; shocking and interesting at the same time.  I’ve been thinking how this is reflective of life and it’s all about perception, which has generally been influenced by upbringing, society and history.  What is something to one may mean nothing to another.  Being aware of this truth, staying open and flexible to differences helps in relating with the rest of the world.

I would love to hear any feedback, suggestions or stories about your own journey…


3 Comments on “Zebra Crossings…”

  1. writeshefali April 17, 2016 at 6:02 pm #

    Warning, in case you haven’t been to India, there are white strips just an artwork on the road; being born there, I still run on the crossings even though I am in UK now 🙂

    • de2015 April 17, 2016 at 6:11 pm #

      I see…old habits die hard! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Sanjay M Bhaskar June 19, 2016 at 6:06 pm #

    I agree with that.. I am from India and I can see that zebra cross is just an artwork on the road… 😁

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