Originally Posted by ES_TRADER
There's no regard for traffic laws in china. It's ever man, woman, motorcyclist, bicicle rider and pedestrian for themselves. In some parts of shanghai, it's crazy confusing too. You have to get on the far right lane to make a left turn and vice versa. It's like they built the roads and later on thought oh we should of put a turn lane there and they just shove it anywhere it fits.
I was getting out of a taxi once and the car stopped at the curb for me to get out. I open my door thinking its safe and a motorcycle crashes right into the door. He was ripping down the 2 foot gap between road and curb. Unbelievable this country
I lived there 6 months and can verify exactly what this man stated. It gets worse when you leave the Shanghai metro area if you can believe it. All the scooters and bike may just be more dangerous than the actual auto traffic which in itself is deadly.
In China NEVER assume you have the right away....EVER. No such thing as a pedestrian.