(This is Entry #6 in the Pseudoish Wisdom Series)
Zebras have stripes as do zebra crossings. I don’t know what it is like in your country but in Germany we have plenty of stripes across the road.
They are there so pedestrians know they can cross there. In theory you are supposed to walk out into the middle of the street and not get run over.
I once crossed the street with a German and a car came to a complete stop only a few inches from this man’s leg. He never even flinched. Why? Because he expected everyone to obey the Zebra.
You can obey the zebra but you never know if the other person will also obey the zebra.