As I stepped off the plane, the first thing I noticed about China was the traffic. A Chinese student who was traveling with me and fifteen other students from Michigan State University noticed the traffic, as well.
“Just so you know, guys. The cars won’t stop for you. So watch what you’re doing.”
And true to his warning, the cars heeded no rules. I often found myself leaping back onto the curb to avoid catastrophe.
But traffic and reckless drivers aren’t unique to China. I’ve had my fair share of near-collisions in East Lansing, too.