Vehicles at intersection stop two minutes for granny to cross road

A video of a traffic policeman and a police assistant helping an old woman slowly cross a busy street in Shanghai’s Yangpu District on September 13 has touched many netizens.

A video of a traffic policeman and a police assistant helping an old woman slowly cross a busy street in Shanghai’s Yangpu District on September 13 has touched many netizens.

During the whole process, lasting about two minutes, none of the drivers waiting at the traffic lights beeped their horns, even while the light was green.

A Web user recorded the moving scene at the crossroads of Zhoujiazui Road and Huangxing Road and posted it to Weibo.

The 83-year-old woman was heading from Xujiahui to visit her 88-year-old sister, Yangpu police told The Paper.

Police officer Zhou Xiaodong found the woman moving quite slowly at the crossroads around 10am while he was on duty. He said the traffic lights changed rather quickly at the crossroads, so he decided to help her cross with his colleague. 

Zhou said drivers at the location were very cooperative and kept still until they crossed the road.

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