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1 injured, 1 dead after separate collisions on Taiwan zebra crossings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 92-year-old man died in Hualien on Saturday (Nov. 11) after he was hit by a bus while using a pedestrian crossing, the same day as a woman was injured in New Taipei in a...

Video shows blue truck nearly hit stroller on western Taiwan crosswalk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Videos surfaced on Sunday (Nov. 5) showing a mother barely managing to prevent the stroller carrying her baby from being hit by a delivery truck as it failed to yield to h...

After a lull, asylum-seekers adapt to US immigration changes and again overwhelm border agents

JACUMBA HOT SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — A group of migrants from China surrendered to a Border Patrol agent in remote Southern California as gusts of wind drowned the hum of high-voltage power lines, joini...

Taiwan bus driver gets 16 months jail sentence for fatal zebra crossing accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bus driver was sentenced to one year and four months in prison for the death of the wife and child of an Iraqi man at a zebra crossing in Taichung City in December, repo...

Bus kills 82-year-old on New Taipei crossing day before pedestrian safety protest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An 82-year-old man has died on a pedestrian crossing in New Taipei after a bus failed to give way when turning, one day before protestors take to the street to call for im...

Taiwan introduces more stringent traffic laws, 3-meter rule beefed up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Several new laws took effect Friday (June 30) in Taiwan, including higher fines for drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians and for dangerous driving. Drivers who don&...

Taiwan Tourism Bureau present at largest travel fair in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As inbound travel from the Philippines has recovered to half pre-COVID levels, the Tourism Bureau has decided to expand the Taiwan Pavilion at one of the Southeast Asian c...

Taiwan's fine for drivers not yielding to pedestrians rises to NT$6,000 Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will officially raise the maximum fine for motorists who fail to yield to pedestrians to NT$6,000 (US$193) on Friday (June 30), but the regulation that drivers must...

American college student fatally hit by truck in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The young man who was fatally hit by a truck on Sunday evening (June 25) has been identified as an American college student who was spending his summer vacation in Taiwan....

Taiwan to set rules for vehicles at zebra crossings this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government is planning on finalizing new regulations later this week on what areas and circumstances vehicles should stop for pedestrians crossing the street. On Ju...

Man fatally hit by tow truck on zebra crossing in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man was fatally struck by a tow truck in New Taipei at a pedestrian crossing on Sunday evening (June 25), while the cause of the accident is still unclear. At 8 p.m. ...

Taiwan rows back on zebra crossing plans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One day after the National Police Agency announced all drivers would be required to yield at zebra crossings if pedestrians were using them, Taiwan’s transport minis...

Woman hit by 25th vehicle that ignored her on zebra crossing in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Tuesday (June 6) showing a woman struck by the 25th vehicle that failed to stop for her as she nearly reached the end of a zebra crossing in central Taiw...

UK police motorcyclist under criminal investigation over royal escort crash

LONDON (AP) — A British police motorcyclist faced a criminal investigation Tuesday over the death of a woman who was struck in a collision with the officer's vehicle, which was escorting Sophie, the D...

Taiwan allocates NT$42 billion to combat 'pedestrian hell'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Cabinet has rolled out a pedestrian safety plan allocating an extra NT$42 billion (US$1.36 billion) over seven years to address Taiwan’s chronic road ...