And take it from somebody living in Shanghai at the moment. A woman was run over by a taxi driver because nobody respects the traffic lights for people on foot. Do you think the cars stopped when they saw her motionless body on the street? They just started to drive around it.
Do you understand that that sort of callusness was not uncommon in the US during the industrial revolution? Don't make the mistake of assuming that being on different places on a developmental timeline means that they are headed in a different direction.