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The role of horses during Israeli rush hour traffic: Part 2

September 18, 2011

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how a horse-drawn cart nearly ran me off a major road outside Tel Aviv. Today, I have finally managed to come across one such cart — stopped at a red light this time rather than running it, which is a miracle in itself — during daylight hours and at a time when I could snap a picture quickly enough to capture this particular urban horse phenomenon. I may have had to stop in the middle of the road to do so, but I assure you I was on a clearly marked crosswalk, had the right of way, and was keeping a close eye on oncoming traffic.

I have seen carts like this, mainly driven by very old religious men or very young Arab men, cutting off cars, buses, and trucks for ages. Being able to share a picture with anyone reading here has made my day. Enjoy:

Horse-drawn cart stopped at red light in Ramat Gan, Israel

4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 19, 2011 8:58 am

    OMG, that is RIGHT down the street from where I work!! I often see them near my building.

  2. September 21, 2011 9:43 pm

    What part of Tel Aviv is that?

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