A few things I've noticed during my "commute" is that the sidewalk is not solely reserved for pedestrians. Not only do you have to dodge bicycles and mopeds (yes, they are allowed), but automobiles are also allowed to park on sidewalks. It wouldn't be so bad if drivers were actually respectful when parking or entering the streets. I was extremely annoyed when a car came too close to Jensen's stroller. I guess I have to learn to have my guard up and always be very aware of my surroundings when walking.
I wish the same respect is applied on the roads here in Korea. Just about every facet of life here shows some type of respect. From bowing to elders and even eating and drinking customs are geared to show respect for each other. Here is an example of another way they respect not only people, but their property. I wish I had a better photo. To prevent the grass clippings from hitting the parked cars, ladies hold up a protective barrier while another worker is cutting the grass.
When it comes to driving here, all bets are off. Horns are freely used not only as a warning, but also as a form of gesture. Instead of flashing our lights to let the other car go, using the horn is customary. Forget about the 2 car length space in front of each vehicle. Driving bumper-to-bumper is normal. Also, if an accident occurs, it doesn't matter who is at fault. Here the blame is 50-50 shared responsibility of both parties involved. I don't quite understand how that is justified, but I wonder who thought that was a good idea.