Islands of Safety


It is still odd seeing traffic come at you from the wrong side. Sometimes one is sure that vehicles are doomed for a head-on since they are in the wrong lanes. The traffic roundabouts can be nice but for a pedestrian, you have to get far enough away from the circle that you can see which direction the ones in the circle are going to head off. If you step into the street will the next one round decide that since you are in the road, they will take that road too? Fortunately, there are islands of safety. Little traffic medians. Small concrete trapezoids with yellow pillars at both ends. Thus, one may cross the easy lane first and stand in this safe little place in the midst of the road and wait until one is Nearly Certain that all the traffic has left the circle and isn't headed in your direction.


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