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Taiwan urges migrant workers to ride certified e-bikes to avoid fines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Monday (June 20) called on migrant workers in the country to ride or buy only electric bikes with a certification mark and not to...

Name and shame policy has no place in free and democratic Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The Kaohsiung City Government Transportation Bureau on April 28 publicly named and shamed five individuals who had been convicted of repeat drunk driving offenses in th...

Photos of 5 repeat DUI offenders posted in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to deter drunk driving, the Kaohsiung City Government Transportation Bureau on Thursday (April 28) published the first batch of five DUI recidivists on its offici...

Taiwan to raise penalties for dangerous driving, driving without license

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet has approved the Ministry of Transportation and Communications’ (MOTC) proposed amendments to the Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act, which focused ...

Photos show pig organs spilled across bridge in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A truck driver will be fined for spilling a dead pig and pig organs from his vehicle and blocking off an entire lane on a bridge in Chiayi County. CNA reported that the...

Taipei's court strikes down men’s compensation claims after impounded Lamborghini destroyed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei District Court on Wednesday (March 30) struck down two men’s compensation claims for an unregistered Lamborghini Aventador that was impounded by authoriti...

Repeat DUI offenders in Taiwan to have faces disclosed from March 31

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Repeat drunk drivers will have their faces revealed starting March 31 as Taiwan toughens rules to prevent traffic accidents caused by impaired driving. An amendment to ...

Taiwanese cab driver fined NT$600 for taking longer route

TAIPEI (Taiwan) — After a man accused a taxi driver of ignoring his instructions and taking a longer route that incurred a NT$30 (US$1.08) surcharge, the police confirmed that the driver’s...

Drunk driving in Taiwan causing injury now punishable by prison sentence, up to NT$3 million fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An amendment to the Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act (道路交通管理處罰條例) passed the third legislative reading on Monday (Jan. 24), which will impose stiffer penalties for ...

Cyclist fined NT$2,400 in New Taipei for refusing sobriety test

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Those who ride a bike under the influence of alcohol are subject to a fine of between NT$600 (US$21.60) and NT$1,200 if their blood-alcohol level exceeds the legal limit, ...

Taiwan mulling heavier punishment for drunk driving

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a spate of DUI incidents, Taiwan is considering severe penalties for those who commit additional offenses while driving drunk. The Cabinet is considering a th...

Man caught dancing on Taiwan highway in surveillance video

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man was caught dancing in a tunnel along the Suhua Highway after parking illegally on the shoulder around midnight on Saturday (Dec. 11). Yilan County’s Suao Po...

Taiwan can issue fines for those using phones at red lights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Motorists and scooter riders using their cellphones while waiting for red lights is a common sight in Taiwan, but it's actually against the law and can incur fines of ...

Photo of the Day: Taipei MRT warns against 'twalking'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) has launched a campaign to discourage passengers from staring at their mobile phones when walking through stations after over 70 inju...

Video shows pair narrowly escape injury from flying tire in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video released on Sunday (Aug. 29) shows a pair on a scooter manage to stay on their feet after being struck with a flying tire. At 1:53 p.m. on Sunday afternoon at the...