Taiwan to relax traffic rules for parents dropping kids off at school

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Parents who stop their car on a yellow line will no longer have to drop their children off at school within three minutes, according to a new traffic rule coming into forc...

Taiwan considers ending scooter parking on sidewalks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The practice of allowing scooters to park on sidewalks could soon end, as pedestrians should receive priority, Interior Minister Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said Wednesday (Sept. 1...

Taiwan to focus on improving pedestrian safety

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) on Friday (Aug. 21) announced a one-month joint project with the National Police Agency (NPA) to clamp down on dri...

Taiwanese whizzing by on mobility scooters could soon face fines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Users of mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs in Taiwan could soon face fines if they exceed a newly proposed speed limit, after legislators on Thursday (May 21) gave...

TRA train collides with car in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) train collided with a small silver sedan in Taichung City Friday evening (Nov. 22), and while the TRA claimed that the driver had ca...

Over 300 ticketed for ignoring e-bike helmet law in New Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 300 people have been ticketed for not wearing helmets while riding e-bikes in New Taipei City since new traffic laws kicked in on Tuesday (Oct. 1). Starting on Oct...

New e-bike helmet law, fine for failing to signal to hit streets in Taiwan Oct. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Not wearing a helmet while riding an e-bike, failing to signal, and blocking a zebra crossing are among 15 new traffic violations to hit the streets in Taiwan in October. ...

Pro-Han vendor threatens police with knife at rally in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- During a rally to shore up flagging support for itinerant mayor and full-time presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), a pro-Han vendor threatened police when they asked her to...

Taichung spends NT$20 million on 5 street sweepers that aren't street legal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After being mocked for giving out 10,000 free bottles "Air of Guguan" (谷關空氣), the government of Taichung Kuomintang (KMT) Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) is being criticized...

Taiwanese teenager racks up NT$250,000 in traffic tickets: official

The family of a 14-year-old boy who secretly owned a motorcycle has collected NT$250,000 (US$8,100.57) worth of traffic tickets as a result of the teenager riding without a license and breaking other ...

Elin Ersson sentenced to fine for anti-deportation protest

A district court in Gothenburg, Sweden on Monday sentenced Elin Ersson to a 3,000 kronor ($325, €287) fine for refusing to take her seat in a bid to stop the deportation of an Afghan man. Prosec...

Trouble may be brewing for China's leaders at the CCP Beidaihe Summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese leader Xi Jinping returned from his diplomatic trip to Africa this week, and immediately called a meeting of the Chinese Politburo on July 31, where he reportedly ...

Foreign skateboarder seen joyriding on back of moving bus in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Video surfaced yesterday (March 12) on the Taiwanese Facebook group Baofei Gongshe (爆廢公社) of a foreign skateboarder recklessly grabbing onto a bus to hitch a ride in Hsinchu Ci...

Bus plunges into ditch in southwestern Pakistan; 8 killed

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says a passenger bus bound for the city of Karachi has skidded off a road and plunged into a ditch in southwestern Pakistan, killing eight people. ...

Missouri funds from 2004 road measure don't pay debt service

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The revenue generated by a 2004 voter-approved initiative in Missouri to fund better highways and bridges has not been enough to cover the bond payments it authorized for hu...