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Time to stop the ’red light’ videos?

Update: January, 08/2019 - 07:00
A photo posted on social media, showing people stopping at red lights before leaving their electric bikes and motorcycles and sitting on the side of the road.-- Photo yeah1.com
Viet Nam News

A series of tragic accidents, in which vehicles ploughed into other road users waiting at traffic lights, in Long An Province, Hà Nội and Đà Nẵng last week has caused concern among the general public. The incidents left a number of people dead and others seriously injured. It seemed that the roads were unsafe, even while waiting for a red light.

In response, photos and clips have been posted on social media, showing people stopping at red lights before leaving their electric bikes and motorcycles and sitting at the side of the road. As the light turns green, the motorcyclists get back on their bikes and ride away.

Some users took the opportunity to post parody videos, making light of the situation.

The captions on the posts read: ‘Now at red lights we take shelter on the kerb’; ‘Instructions for driving motorbikes in 2019’; and ‘Live to be safe. Be safe to live’. The videos have attracted millions of views and tens of thousands of comments.

Many reacted with laughing emoji or comments like ‘Latest trend of 2019’; ‘Fast and furious’; and ‘It’s so funny! Can’t stop laughing’.

However, many also expressed disagreement, even indignation, with the videos.

Obviously, no one considers this a safe solution when stopping at red lights. Some social media users were extremely upset by the joke. They couldn’t understand why tragic accidents were being used by young people to make jokes through clips and pictures.

“This isn’t a way to limit the danger when driving. It actually makes it worse,” one user wrote. — VNS

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