Behaviour on our roads

Shamal Chand, Kuku Bau Rd, Nausori | Friday, April 21, 2017
AN issue I'd like to raise with relevant authorities is how some pedestrians behave while using pedestrian crossings.

Being a taxidriver and driving daily, I come across many pedestrians who have different ways and styles while crossing roads.

The most common one is crossing roads while using phones, i.e, either speaking or listening to music via earphones.

Now this can lead to unnecessary road accidents or casualties as pedestrians' minds are not focused 100 per cent while crossing roads, rather they are distracted by phones and music.

Some pedestrians get so busy with their phones and music that they forget everything and just cross anyhow even if a vehicle has already crossed the safety stopping mark.

All they know is that "it's their right of way to cross".

I reckon, as a pedestrian, one should always use good judgment and not interrupt the flow of traffic.

I believe pedestrian crossings are a privilege given to pedestrians over motorists and should be correctly used.

Just wondering what rules and regulations do relevant authorities can come up with in regards to talking on phones and listening to music while crossing roads.

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