There's one stretch, though, along a busy road that is less than pleasant and probably less than healthy. I can just about cope with heavy lorries, tractors, cars, motorbikes and the rest thundering past within a matter on inches of me and my children but, well... I'd prefer it if - when I glance from pavement to road - I could say that they were always giving their task their full attention.
But they're not. It's even easier to see when the traffic slows to a crawl or even, occasionally, a standstill. Mobile phones on laps or pressed to ears or worse - in palms while texts are being read or sent.
Not long ago in Dubai a dramatic fall in road traffic accidents was attributed to a three day interruption to Blackberry's Messenger service. It seems pretty obvious that texting while driving is a dumb thing to do. But even the so-called 'professionals' - taxi drivers, lorry drivers, van drivers etc. - do it. Look...
But then, I can.
Because I'm walking, NOT DRIVING!