• Woman walking down busy road causes massive pile-up in China
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[video=youtube;l89ovhXR750]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l89ovhXR750[/video] [QUOTE]An elderly woman caused a multiple vehicle pile-up on Wednesday when she slowly walked across a busy road during rush hour in southwest China municipality of Chongqing. As seen from the surveillance video footage, a bus had to brake sharply to avoid hitting her in the middle of the road, before veering into the opposite lane and striking a truck head-on. The bus then spun round, knocked over the woman and hit a second bus. At least 10 of the bus passengers were slightly injured and the elderly woman suffered multiple bone fractures.[/QUOTE] [URL]http://newscontent.cctv.com/NewJsp/news.jsp?fileId=267891[/URL] This was just fucking stupid really. It happens all over China. You might call me out for stereotyping, but its true, China people don't give a shit about everything, they do as they please, and that goes for everything else. [editline]6th November 2014[/editline] I've seen this shit many times before, people just cross on the fucking road even when cars are speeding, and the drivers or the pedestrian doesn't stop. Its fucking scary.
it does happen everywhere, even in the big cities. it's just less prevalent in shanghai and beijing
The title made me think it was gonna be one of those times where a hot girl distracts idiot drivers.
It looks like there is a pedestrian crossing marked on the road. I don't know if there is a different rule about using the crossing in China that negates the crossing on certain hours of the day, i tried to google it but was only directed to traveling agencies. But if there is no such rule then the busdriver is at fault even if that woman was dumb enough to use it.
[QUOTE=EskillV2;46423823]It looks like there is a pedestrian crossing marked on the road. I don't know if there is a different rule about using the crossing in China that negates the crossing on certain hours of the day, i tried to google it but was only directed to traveling agencies. But if there is no such rule then the busdriver is at fault even if that woman was dumb enough to use it.[/QUOTE] the rule is "you never have the right of way"
[QUOTE=Ninja Gnome;46423969]the rule is "you never have the right of way"[/QUOTE] The rule is 'Inertia has the right of way'. It doesn't matter what's on the lawbooks, 25,000 pounds of city bus is not going to quickly change direction. Color me strange, but I don't care if the lawbooks say I have the right of way in a given situation. I will yield to something else that doesn't appear to be able to stop in time.
[QUOTE=EskillV2;46423823]It looks like there is a pedestrian crossing marked on the road. I don't know if there is a different rule about using the crossing in China that negates the crossing on certain hours of the day, i tried to google it but was only directed to traveling agencies. But if there is no such rule then the busdriver is at fault even if that woman was dumb enough to use it.[/QUOTE] Pedestrian crossing is as effective as a pile of crap on the streets. No one will stop for you at a marked crossing. Edit: Should have stated, in China.
The worse part is that she wasn't even paying attention.
The say massive pile up, but all I saw was a couple collisions and a traffic jam. I also agree with Swebonny, but in some countries like France, which recently passed a law saying that you had to stop if you saw someone waiting at a crossing, whether they look like they want to cross or not. Surprisingly the law actual is working and cars are always stopping. I just hope they add the law in the UK too because my short 8 minute walk to uni can easily turn into 15 minutes depending on whether it's rush hour or not.
[QUOTE=Swebonny;46424004]Pedestrian crossing is as effective as a pile of crap on the streets. No one will stop for you at a marked crossing.[/QUOTE] Pretty much. At times you can stand somewhere a solid 15 minutes before its safe to cross.
[QUOTE=James xX;46424442]The say massive pile up, but all I saw was a couple collisions and a traffic jam. I also agree with Swebonny, but in some countries like France, which recently passed a law saying that you had to stop if you saw someone waiting at a crossing, whether they look like they want to cross or not. Surprisingly the law actual is working and cars are always stopping. I just hope they add the law in the UK too because my short 8 minute walk to uni can easily turn into 15 minutes depending on whether it's rush hour or not.[/QUOTE] Recently? I'm sure it has been a law for ages... It has been in Lithuania and I'm pretty sure it's uniform law across the EU that cars MUST stop if you're at a zebra crossing.
[QUOTE=James xX;46424442][...] France, which recently passed a law saying that you had to stop if you saw someone waiting at a crossing, whether they look like they want to cross or not. [...][/QUOTE] Oh nice, finally :v: Someone I know actually was in an accident [I]because[/I] they stopped for a pedestrian in France, they had to pay despite the next car hitting them apparently. Pedestrians had priority at marked crossings for ages in Germany, I don't even know if it wasn't the case at any point.
I always stop for people at zebra crossings, it's the law in the UK. People still wave and jog across like you're doing them a favour though.
Did she really intend on getting all the way across? Looking at the influx of traffic on the other side and her lack of awareness, I'd say that what happened is probably one of the more positive outcomes. She probably could have cause an actual pile-up. :v:
Stupid bitch
[QUOTE=KinderBueno;46424584]Stupid bitch[/QUOTE] Got run over anyway
[QUOTE=Swebonny;46424004]Pedestrian crossing is as effective as a pile of crap on the streets. No one will stop for you at a marked crossing.[/QUOTE] I stop for people at marked crossings under the logic that I would want them to stop for me at marked crossings. Social contract. Similarly, if I see someone carrying something I offer to get the door for them. And if I see someone's trash bin knocked over in the road on garbage day I'll stop, walk over, and wheel it back for them. Doesn't matter if they're total strangers. Society depends on order, and I'm going to try my best to be a decent human being.
[QUOTE=Swebonny;46424004]Pedestrian crossing is as effective as a pile of crap on the streets. No one will stop for you at a marked crossing.[/QUOTE] Not here in the UK.
And that's what happens when you let senile old people out of the retirement residence.
What I see is a woman crossing at a marked crosswalk. No, she's not right on it but close enough. Why have such markings if there's no law enforcing pedestrian right of way? Next, both large buses are still moving full speed when they come into view, even though there is nothing in front of them to block their view of this woman. The one bus, when it finally tries to stop, just slides. That tells me that the driver either doesn't care about running people over or does not pay attention while driving AND that his vehicle is not in safe operating condition. China may be an economic superpower but they are third world is traffic safety. edit: In the time she gets from point A to point B they both should have been able to stop behind the blue line. [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/SpO6RwC.jpg[/IMG]
what country puts crosswalk on a highway
[B]Cross the street Mitchell![/B]
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