Today while preparing for one of my classes, this time on law, I found the snippet on a great many websites saying that in China:
Drivers of power-driven vehicles are forbidden to stop at pedestrian crossings or they risk a 5RMB fine.
Now, I have a Chinese driver's license and I remember in the test that you must stop at a pedestrian crossing if there are pedestrians using it. However, the common practice in China is to not stop for anything - just blow the horn and swerve through the gaps.
So my question is, was there ever any basis to the above law quote forbidding you to stop? Did such a law exist before or is it all just a fabrication or urban myth?