Last edited by muse07; 11-05-2009 at 11:43 PM.
I've no idea what the law is re jaywalking in Hong Kong. Not looking to learn either. I cross when it looks safe to me.
Besides, drivers here don't acknowledge pedestrians anyway. I was walking down the sidewalk Tuesday morning, and a woman came out of a public car park and ran into me. I was just stepping in front of her as the gate raised, she looked right at me and accelerated. She then jammed on the brakes and her car hit my messenger bag and gave me a nudge in the arse. I stopped, looked at her, and said loudly, "You know, if you cannot see, you really shouldn't be driving."
She did not react at all, just kept looking at me. No sign of malice or remorse, just no reaction whatsoever. All I could do at that point was laugh and walk on.
I thought until reading that confusing road safety code that cars here only have to stop for pedestrians in HK in marked cross walks - not at intersections that are not marked as crosswalks. Now I have no clue.
The number of young people injured in ped knockdowns here is quite high although the dies are more among the older people so this is an issue for parents as I was shocked by the numbers of kids getting run down.
What is ironic to me is not the interest by posters in the topic or its variations but the posters who come back (more than once) to tell others how they are wasting their lives on this 'non-issue'.
The issue of driving here has come up before it seems:
Last edited by Football16; 15-05-2009 at 06:17 PM.
Yeh.. I didn't want to start any kinda arguement but the exact same thing crossed my mind!
Wasting your own time to lecture people about wasting time on this thread several times is glaringly hypocritical and not too bright either.
Yes.. I've returned again to say this, but I never criticised anyone for spending time on here
i think pedestrians are just as bad. iv been waiting at a crossing waiting for a green man, and then there are some people who insist on crossing... its amusing when a huge bus or lorry speeds towards them and blares its horn and they suddenly have to start running across!
Just received a ticket for jay-walking on small one way road with signalized pedestrian crossing in Sai Kung. Policeman on one side didn't stop me. Policeman on the other side waved me across and took my details. Others were walking as well, but weren't stoped.
I receive a summon today of a maximum fine of 2000 HK$. Are there any mitigating factors?
You thought you were a bus driver..?