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Q: Do parents care about the safety of their kids or is it just too stupid to know what to do ?

I'm walking back from a private session tonight. There's a 1 lane road that lots of kids walk walk on and many have gotten hit because of traditional Chinese driving. 

Two parents are walking with a 3-4 year old the 2 parents are walking along one side and the kid is on the other side of the road. In the distance, headlights, you can the car is approaching fast. Both ladies probably mommy and granny seem unconcerned then the older woman makes a really half assed attempt to call the young kid over then gives up. as the car approaches closer the small child gets spooked by the approaching car and runs over and the car has to come to a screeching stop, fucking lucky. And no sense of urgency from either of the women. What the Fuck?

 

I see this too damn often

2 years 37 weeks ago in  Visa & Legalities - China

 
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Around here it's the norm. They walk in street instead of footpath.  Honestly I cannot figure out why.  The footpaths aren't that great, but they are usable for sure.

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It's obvious, cars came to China very quick among other development changes ... surprise

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Around here it's the norm. They walk in street instead of footpath.  Honestly I cannot figure out why.  The footpaths aren't that great, but they are usable for sure.

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This drives me mad here. The total lack of the most simple risk assesment.

The total lack of forward thinking.

I am sure its a space thing. Chinese culture just seems to have no spacial awareness.

It could be the workplace, a bar, the roads, in the house, pavement, shops, museum, bus, metro....there is just a total unawareness that someone else might be occupying the space a person wants to enter.

And most fustrating, no forward thing to accept that someone else might be about to occupy the space just claimed.

Total and complete oblivion to anything happening around them.

I cant figure it out. I am at a total loss.

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I see this in this city constantly. It baffles me. Folk walking in the road, parents and grandparents wheeling the pram on the road, cars using the pavement. It's also why I spen a lot of my time here muttering 'I fucking despise you people'.

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