Hong Kong Travel Dictionary: Zebra Crossing

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Zebra Crossings

One of the common traps for tourist when they travel in Hong Kong is Zebra Crossings. Especially if you come from a first world country where drivers are polite and follow the rules, you will have different experiences when you put your feet on a zebra crossing in Hong Kong. There is only one thing to remember: Hong Kong drivers are supposed to stop at zebra crossings but 99.9% of drivers DO NOT. They will sound the horn, yell, abuse, give you the finger or (almost) run you over if you walk on a zebra crossing without looking! There is one thing to do: for your own safety, be a polite pedestrian and give-way to vehicles at zebra crossings. Once in a blue moon, you may find drivers who would stop for you.

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