China deploys its dancing aunties on street corners to teach people about road safety


China has unleashed its latest weapon against jaywalking — dancing aunties.

After testing out various methods — including public shaming, robots and even subway gates — to stop jaywalkers, the country now has installed groups of dancing grannies to convince people to stay safe on the roads.

The dancing grannies are being deployed at some 100 junctions in the country’s capital to teach people to be patient and wait for the green man.

Beijing has even written a pop song to go along with their dance:

The catchy song implores pedestrians to “wait for the light,” adding that “safety is part of being civilised,” and “if you slow down, you’ll enjoy life.” Read more…

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