A bus rushes past a pedestrian crossing in Seoul. Photo: Shutterstock
A bus rushes past a pedestrian crossing in Seoul. Photo: Shutterstock
South Korea

‘Hurry, hurry’ culture helped build South Korea. But it’s deadly for bus commuters

  • The death of a 21-year-old after her arm was stuck between the doors of a bus has led to national scrutiny over drivers speeding and braking without considering passengers’ safety
  • Reforms have made some difference, but an expert says the ‘hurry, hurry’ mindset remains ingrained – with rushing commuters also likely to injure themselves, too

A bus rushes past a pedestrian crossing in Seoul. Photo: Shutterstock
A bus rushes past a pedestrian crossing in Seoul. Photo: Shutterstock
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