The most aggressive anti-jaywalking message I’ve ever heard in the U.S. was an old advertising campaign that told us to “cross on the green, not in between.” Municipal governments in China take it a lot more seriously.
Jaywalking has been a big problem in China for some time. In 2013 alone, there were more than 260,000 pedestrian deaths on Chinese roads. But a few cities in China are now taking steps to keep both pedestrians and drivers safer, including publicly shaming jaywalkers with facial recognition technology and squirt guns. Yes, squirt guns.