The trouble is other countries also have much better regimes when it comes to dealing with traffic and driving offences in the cities. You see a taxi parked illegally here, a cyclist break a red light, illegally parked vehicle, cars using public transport lanes and other offences and they're simply told not to do it again. Abroad they get fined on the spot.
For example,virtually every UK town or city will have central areas where pedestrians and vehicular traffic are safely segregated by the hi-tech expedient of a steel barrier....
This means that the stroller cannot simply decide to stride across the road on a whim,potentially endangering themselves and everybody else in the equation...no sir,your average Brit will have to find a gap,usually at a ped-crossing...amazing stuff altogether and never likely to find favour with the freedom loving Irish
Those with longer memories may remember a Garda crackdown some years ago on "Jaywalking" which entailed Gardai,under the baleful gaze of an RTE camera crew,admonishing astonished pedestrians for not observing the signals......the initiative,or in Garda parlance,"Operation" did'nt last long......