Crazy Chinese Driving
Anyone who has been here for a long enough time knows about the crazy traffic in China. Of course, many developing countries have the same problems, but it definitely takes some time to get used to China’s special driving. This, along with massive pollution, might rank up there among some of the worst challenges that face expats coming to China.
I am not going to bother with personal stories (at least not today) about traffic in China, but I found an interesting article about a Chinese driver that probably just got what he deserved today. The following is translated from 晶报 and is a story about traffic in Shenzhen, China:
Block my Road and I’ll Wreck your Car – Crazy Chinese Driver
Yesterday at around three o’clock in the afternoon, Ms. Fu was on bus 105, slowly pulling out of residents’ center station and taking a left, when suddenly a car rushed up from behind and blocked the left side of the bus. The driver brought the bus to a halt to avoid hitting the car, but when it started to move again, the car moved along with it, blocking its way. The car stopped when the bus stopped and moved when it moved.
When the bus reached the middle of the intersection the car would still not get out of its way, stubbornly remaining in the path of the bus. With no other choice, the bus driver could only patiently stop the bus and wait. By this point the passengers on the bus one by one condemned the Chinese car driver’s behavior. Ms. Fu looked out the window and saw that the car was a silver Honda with the license plate GQ3xx. She couldn’t see the rest because of the reflecting light, but she saw that it had been dented, and finally understood the arrogant behavior of the last 10 minutes of the driver.