Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Embarrassing the Masses
Love this, many of you know, traffic laws both for vehicles and pedestrians are hardly observed in China. But with all those new cars, and the world's press preparing to descend on China in 08, it's time to encourage people to follow the rules. And if they don't, public embarrassment always works... "A volunteer in Shanghai's Yangpu District presents a carnation to a construction work as a token of appreciation for using a pedestrian crossing. Hundreds of volunteers in the city took part in the activity on Monday to promote awareness of traffic rules. Starting from that day, the traffic authorities said, they would shoot pictures of offenders caught jaywalking and post the photos at their work units or in select public places."