Stories Tagged 'Pedestrians'
The Kathmandu Metropolitan City office introduced a new law last week to take action against drivers if they do not prioritise pedestrians but authorities say monitoring and implementing the law will be challenging and next to impossible until pedestrian amenities and road surface markings are upgraded.
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Early at dawn on March 5, Jenu Shrestha got off the bus at Balkhu and did what had become a habit. She looked left, then right and left again before crossing the road to get to her college. The next thing she recalls is opening her eyes, several hours later, in the Intensive Care Unit at Grande Hospital. She had been hit by a speeding motorbike.
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The road expansion did not help motorised transport much, instead it actively harmed pedestrians
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Sanitary sewer overflowed on to the main road of Putalisadak throughout Thursday, disrupting vehicle traffic and compelling students, teachers, and other pedestrians to flee the revolting smell and filth-ridden roads and find alternative routes.
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Pedestrians account for almost half of total road fatalities in the country, according to a senior traffic police official.
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