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Comment: Pedestrians risk life and limb on streets

  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

  /   Wed, September 18, 2013   /  08:25 am

Sept. 9, p9

Being a pedestrian in Jakarta can be a matter of life and death. The city'€™s traffic police recorded 778 pedestrian deaths in accidents caused by reckless motorists and motorcyclists in the first eight months of 2013.

'€œMy heart skipped a beat as the motorcycle almost hit me. It was running counter to the traffic flow as I was about to cross Jl. Asia
Afrika in Senayan, South Jakarta,'€ Yuki, a 30-year-old activist told The Jakarta Post.

Your comments:

I believe people, including myself, are tired of the traffic situation and do not mind leaving our cars at home to take public transportation, or bike or walk to work.

Currently, only those who do not have an alternative take public transportation to work. In developing countries, pedestrians or bikers are highly respected. In Indonesia, being a pedestrian is a nightmare.

Robby Kaware

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