Do not cross at undesignated areas
This refers to the news Filipina dies, friend injured in UAE hit-and-run accident (KT, August 25). The incident stresses on the importance of zebra crossings. Even though authorities continue cautioning the public against crossing the roads at designated places, jaywalking seems to be on the increase. Pedestrians and delivery bikes deserve priority on the road, and drivers need to strictly comply with traffic norms and speed restrictions.
-Ramachandran Nair, Muscat, Oman