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Author Topic: Reasons to be Afraid of Driving in China  (Read 3104 times)
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« on: June 08, 2010, 07:34:21 PM »

This was sent to me by a friend and is hilarious in a twisted sort of way:

WARNING - This involves traffic accidents, and while it is not "graphic", portions may be upsetting to some as there are bicyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians involved.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QESfEd180rQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QESfEd180rQ</a>

The funny parts are when you see people slowly going along and they manage to get into an accident with a million miles of warning. Deer in headlights type stuff. Like, "Oh my god, that's the road... and that's NOT the road... Maybe I should drive there..."
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2010, 07:44:23 PM »

You really get the impression that it doesn't occur to the folks in the video that someone else might be using the roads too.
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2010, 07:46:55 PM »

Walkman (by Sony) ... because sometimes your dumbass need to be run over.

Come on, the guy just standing in the middle of the street was asking for it. smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2010, 09:28:14 PM »

Walkman (by Sony) ... because sometimes your dumbass need to be run over.

Come on, the guy just standing in the middle of the street was asking for it. smiley

Do you mean the guy where the car very very slowly creeps up to him before it hits him? That one I thought was hilarious.
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2010, 10:08:59 PM »

What I don't understand is why they have traffic cameras up but no traffic lights.

"Hey I know! Instead of preventing people from crashing into each other, let's just record it and laugh ourselves silly!"
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2010, 10:12:55 PM »

Walkman (by Sony) ... because sometimes your dumbass need to be run over.

Come on, the guy just standing in the middle of the street was asking for it. smiley

Do you mean the guy where the car very very slowly creeps up to him before it hits him? That one I thought was hilarious.

Yepper - Oblivious much?
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2010, 02:04:04 AM »

WTF??? I cannot belive this! Do they have rules on those streets or anybody just goes wherever they want? Don't they have Stop or any traffic signs?

It seems that this accidents take place in the same region/intersections.
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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2010, 07:41:19 AM »

The other scary thing about driving in China is that you're in China.  tongue
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2010, 09:45:34 PM »

Some of those HAD to hurt. A lot! I felt bad laughing at a bunch of them.

Thank you.

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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2010, 01:14:32 AM »

Some of them or just stupid. The one before the last gave me a good laugh.
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« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2010, 09:50:00 PM »

It appears, to me, the people there do not have good control over their vehicles; particularly the two-wheeled ones.  Is it indigestion from Sushi that makes them that way?

I don't understand why those intersections don't have STOP signs or rules about Right-Of-Way.  Is that not very 'zen-like' ?
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« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2010, 01:47:28 AM »

Maybe they have traffic signs (even though I do not see them) but nobody respects them. The right-of-way rule is universal, I think (except probably for people driving on the left side of the road).
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« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2010, 05:28:22 AM »

Maybe they have traffic signs (even though I do not see them) but nobody respects them. The right-of-way rule is universal, I think (except probably for people driving on the left side of the road).
Definition of Chinese Right-of-Way Rule:
  You have the right to be in the way, and other drivers have the right to hit you.
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« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2010, 06:11:08 AM »

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