Others say that Chinese traffic laws encourage bad behaviour among drivers – that they are only required to pay compensation of ¥200,000 for a death caused by a car accident, but must pay all the medical treatment for the rest of victim's life if the accident is non-fatal.
The sight of an injured toddler lying bleeding on the road for seven minutes while passers-by ignored her shocked many around the world, but to some in China it was the all too familiar legacy of the "Nanjing Judge".
A judge in the eastern city of Nanjing made headlines five years ago when he blamed a good Samaritan for knocking an old lady over in the street because "common sense" meant only the guilty help the injured.
Now the viral footage of two-year-old Wang Yue, nicknamed Yueyue, being run over twice and left to bleed on a market street in Foshan, Guangdong, has left many in China asking questions about their personal and social morality.
Discussion of Yueyue on China's version of Twitter, Sina Weibo, is under the hash tag "Please end the cold-heartedness", America's ABC News reported.
Many on the social networking site believed the reluctance of nearly 20 pedestrians and drivers to help Yueyue could be put down to the "Nanjing judge".
While discussing Yueyue online, one person wrote: "Don't blame the passersby; it was a Nanjing judge that killed this little girl."