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Submitted by Daryl Loo on
Thank you Patricio for blogging on this topic. Absolutely agree with the point that road safety should be regarded as an important health issue. I get reminded daily of this while crossing the roads in China -- there seems to be very little concern for pesdestrian safety among drivers, and I've hardly ever seen a car voluntarily give way to a human being. (one of the most extreme example I've witnessed was a car driving on a pesdestrian crossing as a spare lane to cut through a 5-lane junction). It's worrying because China is the world's biggest car market and the car population is expected to go up dramatically, and the situation could get worse if driver education doesn't keep up.