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3 dead, 4 severely injured on Taiwan's roads on same day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At least three people died and multiple people were seriously injured in different traffic accidents on Taiwan’s roads on Monday (Feb. 5). The three deaths occurr...

Kaohsiung finishes painting roads around train station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung’s public works department finished painting road sections around the southern city’s train station on Sunday morning (Feb. 4). CNA reported that t...

Taiwan taxi drivers protest 'driving hell' pedestrian safety laws

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taxi drivers by the hundreds took to the streets in Taipei City and Kaohsiung to protest new traffic laws such as the "Overlord Clause," which they claim have tu...

Roads to avoid on Taiwan's Double Ten holiday weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the second day of Taiwan’s National Day holiday weekend the transport ministry has issued advice to motorists hoping to avoid traffic jams. On Sunday (Oct. 8) ...

Avoid these roads if driving in Taiwan on Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Heavy traffic is expected on the first day of the Mid-Autumn Festival, and drivers are advised to begin their trips early to avoid delays. Tolls will be suspended betwe...

March for pedestrian safety to be held in Taipei on Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — “Stop killing pedestrians” will be the rallying cry of protesters who plan to march in Taipei on Sunday (Aug. 20) to protest Taiwan’s poor pedestrian saf...

Tigers, zebra crossings, and road safety not just a Taiwan issue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kids in Taiwan are still taught at school the "streets are like a tiger’s mouth” (馬路如虎口) and partly as a result some are, for good reason, scared to death...

South Korean streamer rescued by Taiwan driver from 'pedestrian hell'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over the weekend, a South Korean social media influencer found herself stranded at a zebra crossing because it lacked a pedestrian traffic signal. On April 23, South Ko...

66% of Taiwanese back abolishing hook turn rule for scooters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An online poll conducted this week showed that 66% of respondents favored eliminating the two-stage left turn regulation for scooters. In an interview with Liberty Time...

Photo of the Day: Scooter graveyard spotted in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This sprawling scrapyard of abandoned scooters was spotted in Taipei last week. While cycling by the riverside on Wednesday (April 12), Phillip Mathew Charlier spotted ...

Speeding car nearly runs over elementary student on north Taiwan crosswalk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A speeding sedan nearly hit an elementary school student on Monday (April 10), with the driver incurring NT$6,300 (US$206) in fines. Dashcam video showed the incident o...

Taiwan's 'pedestrian hell' sidewalks will take 100 years to improve: Official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It will take "100 years to completely improve pedestrian spaces," according to a report by the Construction and Planning Agency, said Director of the Department ...

Bus driver indicted for killing family on crosswalk in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prosecutors have indicted the bus driver that struck a family of three at a pedestrian crossing late last year with negligent homicide (過失致死罪). On Dec. 27, 2022, a fami...

Woman dies in eastern Taiwan traffic accident en route back to Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A home-bound Filipino woman died in a traffic collision while riding in a farm vehicle that collided with a truck in Taitung County on Wednesday (Feb. 22). The Taitung ...

50 children seen holding rope for safety in south Taiwan 'pedestrian hell'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese man on Friday (Feb. 17) spotted dozens of school children in southern Taiwan holding onto a rope due to a lack of a sidewalk. Robert Huang uploaded a photo ...