The root cause of the dreadful driving and pedestrian experience in Israel is simply because Israel's roads and highways are simply zones of lawlessness. It's dangerous to drive at the speed limit on the highway and so you have to speed to keep with the flow of traffic. If it wasn't for the fact that I had stopped at a crosswalk and the driver behind me wasn't very good (he slammed into my rear driving to overtake from the right) he would have splattered the women and child I slowed and then stopped for. Enforcement of the law and heavy fines would bring Israelis under control like any other people.
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from the article: Study: Israel ranks third worldwide in pedestrian deaths