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Post time 2017-6-18 07:18:12 |Display all floors
BEIJING -- China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS) has urged police nationwide to strengthen checks and punishment on the motorists who do not give way to pedestrians.
During the past three years, 3,898 people were killed in 14,000 accidents happened on crosswalks in China, 90 percent of which involved motorists failing to give way to pedestrians, according to the Traffic Management Bureau of th ...

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Post time 2017-6-18 07:18:13 |Display all floors
I believe 200 rmb is a funny fine, and not serious enough. It should be at least 500 yuan in a small towns and 1000 in big cities. Insignificance of pedestrians on zebra crossings should be stopped.

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Post time 2017-6-18 09:52:34 |Display all floors
Best solution is to educate road user safety. In some places, where there are overhead brigdegs and underpass for pedestrian, few tend to use these structures. Reason is most think that more time has to be spent. So, they cross the road by scaling the fence on the road. For zebra crossing, it is just too common to see drivers raising speed on approach carelessly. All this is due to one factor. Drivers tend to have no patient or lack of proper testing before going on the road. Indeed, some get their driving licence with money!

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Post time 2017-6-18 17:45:17 |Display all floors
The media coverage about this issue is very helpful in helping to creating friendly/safety environment for pedestrians

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Post time 2017-6-18 21:46:01 |Display all floors
There is still the old law about "slowing down for pedestrians is impeding the flow of traffic, and the driver is subject to a fine and demerit points". If that law is still on the books, it has to be abolished because the laws are contradictory to each other. As Seneca stated, pedestrians must also stop breaking the rules. Crosswalks (Zebra crossings) are for pedestrians to safely cross the road. Use them, and obey the traffic lights.

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Post time 2017-6-19 01:03:10 |Display all floors
Well, educating tbe drivers obviously doesn't work. The license exams are tough. What needs to happen is increase the fines to where the drivers will finally care.

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