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Chinese City Installs Automatic Pedestrian Gates to Prevent Jaywalking

Friday, April 21, 2017 3:34
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Original article on OddityCentral.com – a blog on oddities and wacky news http://www.odditycentral.com/

Authorities in the Chinese city of Wuhan have recently equipped busy intersections with automatic pedestrian gates that only open when the traffic light turns green. The measure is aimed at preventing jaywalking, which has become a serious problem in many urban centers across China.

Chinese officials have been cracking down on jaywalkers for years. Jaywalking in the Asian country, often referred to as “Chinese-style street crossing”, often involves pedestrians completely ignoring traffic signals and crossing busy streets and roads, usually in large groups. This contributes heavily to traffic jams and bottlenecks in busy Chinese cities, and fines haven’t proven as effective a deterrent as authorities had hoped.



Source: http://www.odditycentral.com/news/chinese-city-installs-automatic-pedestrian-gates-to-prevent-jaywalking.html

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