Zebra Crossing Zebra

When is a zebra not a zebra? When it's a zebra crossing, but that's only part of the story. A public safety advertising campaign in Russia hopes to draw motorists' attention to pedestrians crossing the road by using zebras.
Only, police in the Russian capital could not get any zebras - so they painted black stripes on white horses instead.

They paraded the horses over crossings, forcing motorists to slow down and read road safety messages.

Thousands of pedestrians die in road accidents in Russia every year.

Perhaps they got the idea from a zoo in Gaza. Link to story. Link to video. -via Arbroath

Previously: The Only Zebra in Gaza

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Oh, I get it now! The white stripes on the dark pavement kind of look like a zebra. Must be a Russian thing, or do other people call that sort of pedestrian crossing a Zebra Crossing?
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