>  Trip 2013   >  Miscellany No. 9

I am convinced it is actually safer to jaywalk in Shanghai rather than wait for a walk sign at a marked crossing. When you jaywalk, you are attentive to all the traffic, whereas at a crosswalk you can be lulled into a sense of false security.

Mostly, Shanghai car drivers will stop at a red light if they intend on driving straight through. However, they certainly don’t stop (or even slow) for pedestrians when turning right on a red. And no one on a motorbike even thinks of stopping.

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