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Traffic Police Must Strictly Enforce Pedestrian Right Of Way At Zebra Crossings!   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2017-9-24 12:46:20 |Display all floors
Pedestrians' right of way at zebra crossings in China has for a long time been violated by motorists with impunity, resulting in many deaths and injuries!  It is internationally recognised that motorists mut give way to pedestrians at zebra crossings, but the reverse is true in China; pedestrians always have to give way to motorists at such crossings.  It makes a  mockery of traffic law enforcement in China.
Pedestrians should help to educate and enforce the law by not giving in to errant motorists; they should never meekly stand at the roadside and let errant motorists drive past, they should stand out and wave down the cars and get them to stop at the zebra crossings, and let them cross safely.  Every motorist who has been waved down would have been reminded of his obligation to observe traffic rules.  If every pedestrian stood up for his rights at zebra crossings, very soon this bad habit of not giving way at zebra crossings would be a thing of the past.  Of course this must go hand in hand with police enforcement.
CCTV news reported that Guangzhou has started using cameras to catch errant motorists at zebrs crossings and with impressive results, let's hope this scheme is implemented all over China!

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Post time 2017-9-24 13:13:14 |Display all floors
This post was edited by pnp at 2017-9-24 13:16

Motorists in China have been getting away scot free for so long ignoring the rights of pedestrians at zebra crossings that they take it for granted it is their god given right to do so; they expect pedestrians to let them zoom past the zebra crossings.  And of course, pedestrians re-enforce this bad habit by not demanding their rights!  Pedestrians are partly to blame for this sorry state of affairs.All this must change, and the sooner the better, for the good of all roadusers!


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Post time 2017-9-25 11:08:50 |Display all floors
So strange, a topic that affects almost every pedestrian in China, where lives and limps are at stake, has not attracted any comment from readers at all!  Don't they care, don't they have any opinion, or suggestions on how to tackle this pernicious problem?  Is life so cheap in China?

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Post time 2017-9-25 12:53:35 |Display all floors
pnp Post time: 2017-9-25 11:08
So strange, a topic that affects almost every pedestrian in China, where lives and limps are at stak ...

Most posters here now are only interested in threads that 'discuss' how great China is or is becoming (often compared to the USA) or threads that bash western countries. Oh and also threads from the same posters  that complain about Chinabashers and tr-olls.

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Post time 2017-9-25 13:09:16 |Display all floors
pnp Post time: 2017-9-25 11:08
So strange, a topic that affects almost every pedestrian in China, where lives and limps are at stak ...

"let's hope this scheme is implemented all over China"

That is what the problem is, It seem the law is different in each city, or maybe not, it's the traffic departments who don't care what's happening out on the roads.

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Post time 2017-9-25 13:30:04 |Display all floors
Pedestrians are at the bottom of the class in China. Big vehicles bully everbody. Buses muscle smaller trucks and cars out of the way. Cars blast their horns to send motor bikes and pedestrians out of the way. The lowly pedestrian is viewed as garbage, but yes it would be nice if we all stood up to this bullying from vehicles. Even crossing the road when the light turns green can kill you, as 1 or 2 will be coming thru a red light, instead of stopping and waiting for another 90 seconds
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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Post time 2017-9-25 13:33:46 |Display all floors
coralbay Post time: 2017-9-25 12:53
Most posters here now are only interested in threads that 'discuss' how great China is or is becom ...

Yes, you are right!   So this is not a hot topic, but it is more important than those you mentioned since lives and limps are involved.  That being said, it's up to htem, I will be very vigilant when crosing the road at zebra crossings knowing that motorists are so  used to pedestrians giving way to them that they dont even slow down!

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