Day 228: Shanghai Mods

Three on a scooter is a common site in Shanghai.

Three on a scooter is a common site in Shanghai.

It seems as if everyone in Shanghai has an electric scooter and they ride them without any regard for what might be considered “rules of the road;” two person scooters often carry three, or more people (although they aren’t as overloaded as the scooters in Hanoi), nobody wears a helmet, they drive them against traffic, ride them on sidewalks, and don’t stop for traffic lights. And because they run silent you never hear them coming. In Shanghai, walk with your head on a swivel.

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