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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 ...

Video shows scooter rider barely avoid being crushed by falling building in east Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Dashcam video surfaced on Friday (Oct. 1) showing a scooter rider barely avoiding being crushed by a falling building in eastern Taiwan. At 3:45 p.m. on Friday, the Man...

Video shows grandma brush off crash in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Wednesday (Sept. 1) showing an elderly woman hopping back on her scooter moments after being involved in a dramatic traffic accident in western Taiwan. ...

Taiwanese man hits woman with sports car, flips off reporters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taoyuan man was detained after speeding through a red light in a sports car and colliding with a woman on a scooter Saturday (Aug. 14), causing her to suffer serious inj...

Police help food delivery driver out of tight spot in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four police officers on Thursday (April 15) helped a food delivery driver get her scooter out of a tight spot in Miaoli County after she got into trouble following a navig...

Video shows rogue scooter rider cause 10 car pile-up on Taiwan freeway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Reckless driving by a man illegally riding a scooter on a freeway in New Taipei City Monday (Oct. 5) led to multiple collisions involving at least 10 vehicles. A 10-veh...

3 injured in Taiwan's second bloody pit bull attack in 2 weeks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three men living in Taichung were assaulted and injured by a pair of pit bulls on Thursday (Sept. 3), marking the second serious attack by the dog breed in Taiwan within t...

Video shows pit bull maul scooter rider in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A motorist suffered a gruesome injury to his leg after an American pit bull terrier savagely attacked him at an intersection in Yunlin County. Surveillance camera foota...

The Latest: Shooting by Missouri deputy to be re-examined

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a deputy who shot one man fatally in 2017 and wounded a woman on a scooter in August (all times local): 7 a.m. Prosecutors are...

Prosecutor to re-examine case of man killed by deputy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Jackson County prosecutor said her office will re-examine the 2017 fatal shooting of a suspected shoplifter by a Kansas City-area sheriff's deputy after the same deputy was...

Scooter driver dies on birthday after being electrocuted by power line in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A young man perished on his birthday early Tuesday morning (May 21) after he was electrocuted by a downed power line during the heavy rains seen in western Taiwan on Monday (Ma...

Video shows helmet-less joy rider ram into pillar in Nantou, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Dashcam video has surfaced today on Taiwanese social media showing a helmet-less joyrider on a scooter casually chatting with his buddy before suddenly colliding with a concret...

Video shows reckless scooter rider pass cop in no passing zone in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A video was released yesterday (June 21) on YouTube showing an impatient scooter rider recklessly passing both a police car and a large truck in a no passing zone on a narrow, ...

Chiayi City Mayor rushes to aid of another accident victim

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Chiayi Mayor and former physician Twu Shiing-jer (涂醒哲) posted an image of him tending to a female scooter crash victim on Oct. 20, some netizens criticized it as a politi...

Michigan trooper gives ride, warning to I-75 scooter rider

WEST BRANCH, Mich. (AP) — A 76-year-old woman riding a mobility scooter down the shoulder of Interstate 75 in northern Michigan received a warning and a ride home from a Michigan State Police trooper....