|Taxis are common and convenient |
|This taxi receipt had the taxi |
number 'D-T007', date and
time, reducing the risk of
In all my ride in a taxi, my right hand will be perpetually on to the handle on the taxi's ceiling as these taxis driver are born racer. Anyone who took a taxi in China can testify to that. At zebra crossing, it is the pedestrian that need to look out for oncoming traffic, not the other way round. I always thought, "zebra crossing in China is for zebras, not for people". I probed once with the driver why they do not let pedestrians crossed at zebra crossing. "Brother, time is money. See those peoples wanting to cross the street. If I let them pass, then I will have to wait for the endless stream on people to cross before we can go our way", he tried to justify his action in his reply. "What if you hit them", I asked back. "Hit them, then it is bad luck. We will be hauled up by Kong An (公安 - police). However the pedestrians are used to give ways to taxi, so we are OK", he replied, smilingly. God bless China!
|Family waiting to cross using zebra crossing |
have to look out for oncoming cars!