Driving and Responsibility in Taiwan

I was reading news this weekend and I found something quite unbelievable on the China Post Website, HERE.

“…A driver had parked his pickup truck properly in a streetside parking space in Kaohsiung City last November. But in the following hours of the early morning, a man, riding his motorcycle under the influence of alcohol, rammed into the parked truck at 2:10 am and was killed.

The family of the motorcyclist has been seeking a compensation.

A traffic accident evaluation panel composed of three scholars, one lawyer, a traffic police official and a city government official conducted a probe to find out who should be held accountable….”

Guess the result:

“…The experts blamed Huang for “parking the vehicle at a spot without adequate lighting” as well as for “his failure to turn on vehicle lighting or use a reflecting device as a warning sign.”

Based on the verdict, which identified Huang as the secondary cause for the accident, Kaohsiung police turned Huang to the prosecutor’s office for further probing, for involuntary manslaughter…”

Can you believe that?

Who in hell will, in night time, turn on the light of his/her legally parked vehicle?

Words are failing me…

And beside, things are not going to change in Taiwan if policemen still do nothing when they are watching people ignoring red lights…

Not only policemen do not enforce traffic laws, but obviously, Taiwanese (at least a lot) have a very strange attitude about safety when they are driving or riding a scooter…

Maybe I am missing something about the Taiwanese laws, but really, I don’t understand how come the owner of the legally parked truck had been turned to the prosecutor office.

If he is convicted by the court, he could face up to six months in jail, plus the civil compensation…

Again, words are failing me…

 

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  1. […] Driving and Responsibility in TaiwanNot only policemen do not enforce traffic laws, but obviously, Taiwanese (at least a lot) have a very strange attitude about safety when they are driving or riding a scooter… Maybe I am missing something about the Taiwanese laws, … […]

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