China On The Brink - taxis http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/taxonomy/term/123/0 en Safety Is as Safety Does http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/safety-is-safety-does <p> “You don’t need that,” Xian taxi driver Chang Xumin remarked sharply, as I reached for my passenger seatbelt. “It’s very safe, really.” He apparently took offense at the thought that I might need a seatbelt in his cab, but the prospect of riding beltless in Chinese traffic persuaded me to buckle up anyway. Chang clucked a few times and sped off, narrowly missing an old woman who was slowly crossing the street.</p> <p><a href="http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/safety-is-safety-does">read more</a></p> http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/safety-is-safety-does#comments Travel Diary Beijing economy Growing Pains safety Shanghai taxis The New Citizen transportation Xian Mon, 23 Jun 2008 20:01:36 -0600 Katherine Fan 294 at http://www.chinaonthebrink.com