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The Perils Of Crossing The Road In Azerbaijan

Check out this video from our Azerbaijani Service about the dangers of crossing the road in Baku.

It's an art to say the least, with schoolgirls, businessmen, and old ladies dodging between the monstrous SUVs and the diminutives Zhiguli.

And, as you'll see from the end of the video, even the police don't respect pedestrians on the crosswalks.

Bakıda yol mədəniyyəti
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