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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Who is king of the Road?

 I posted this in my FB timeline.... I just wanted to get to the bottom of the question 
"Who is king of the road?"

Although the message on buses indicated to "Please give way to buses", does that means they are king of the road?

My advocation is that "HUMAN" and "LIVING BEINGS" should naturally be the kings of the road!!  Having said that I have personally witness disrespect on the road..........

In China, especially primary city like Beijing, the drivers care not two hoots about pedestrians.  They exercise their rights to "right turn" even if the traffic light is red on their side and they will mull you down if you will to be in their way......ridiculously no qualms on human life.....

However,  in Australia, as soon as a pesdestrian steps on the "zebra" crossing, the passing car came to a complete stop, well away from the crossing.....majority of the drivers (sometimes Asian are excepted) will stop their vehicle near all pedestrian crossing. 

In Australia, especially in Melbourne, where the tram is a major feature of public transport, one has to give way to them; it is written on the tram that it weighs as much as a thousand rhinos!!!  So it would serve you well to stay away!!

What about Malaysia....the people are friendly, kind and peace loving but when it come to road manners they can be a menace.  Some drivers (not all), will rush to get through before the pedestrian crossing lights turn red....or they will stop so near the crossing, you might feel intimidated to even dare cross the road.

All in all, it is an overwhelming experience learning about different countries rules of the road!!  Not to mention the different side of driving...........right or left hand drive........it makes a lot of different to look in the right direction before crossing a road!!   So, if you are like me, who advocates that pedestrians should be kings of the road, you will have to think again!!

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