There is no way to effectively describe the traffic in China!
It was mind-boggling to say the least with cars weaving in and out of lanes,
bicycles and motorbikes driving the wrong way even in-between the cars,
and pedestrians NOT having any right of way!
People... including women and children... sitting atop cargo like this
was not an uncommon sight... but don't be deceived by this photo...
they do not always drive in this lane but weave willy nilly amongst the cars!
This photo looks like this family is taking a lazy Sunday afternoon bike ride...
but the reality is that I just caught them during a surprising lull in the traffic!
Driving a bike in China is a necessary but dangerous means of transportation.
Can you imagine taking your children on a bicycle like this... no helmet...
and no safety guard for the little girl on the back? And this is a very busy
street even though it doesn't look like it here! It was jaw dropping to see!
These are taxi motor-bikes just waiting to pick up a fare.
I loved the colorful umbrellas!
I saw many women sitting side-saddle on these not even holding on... yikes!
We take so many things for granted my friends!!
Another taxi of sorts.
We also bicycles carrying 3 passengers plus the driver... crazy!
But this one made me LOL... Kentucky Friedn Chicken's delivery service!
No cars... just bikes! And if you look close...
I'm thinking the colonel is looking a little Asian! Too funny!
I'm surprised there are not more accidents then there are there... which is
a good thing. And I'm thankful to live here where we have laws and, for the
most part, law-abiding drivers. So next time you write in your thanksgiving
journal... you might just want to add US traffic to it!
Well... I have one more China post to share with you...
just to show you why I tagged along... so stay tuned!!
Thanks again for coming along...