Earlier it was a practice to walk opposite to the traffic, so that you see an oncoming vehicle. These days with dividers being provided all over, and the police being ineffective, it is very common to see cars and two wheelers moving on the wrong side. So when walking in the direction opposite to traffic a walker gets hit invariably by someone driving on the wrong side and gets hit from behind when he least expects a vahicle. Also when crossing a road even in dense traffic you may be safe from vehicles on your right, but can get hit by a vehicle driven on the wrong side from the left. Unfortunately our police seems at least in Hyderabad, to be most sympathetic to these type of violations, and are busy checking only documents, while any number of vehicles may be passing in front of them on the wrong side. Even GOD cannot help a pedestrian, whether young or old, in our city, where the police glorifies the wrong doer. All the best, but still keep praying,if not GOD at least some top cop may hear your prayers.
C0L Jaswanth Rao (Retd)
--- On Sat, 22/5/10, Padmanabha Vyasamoorthy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: