In America if you want to cross the street, you go to the corner, wait for the light and go when it says "walk". That is unless you are a U.L. student, then you just cross Johnston Street wherever you want to and then look at the drivers like THEY did something wrong. Take a look at this video, if you've ever struggled to get across Canal Street in New Orleans or any street in New York City you can appreciate the skills of this pedestrian in Vietnam.