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‘Emperor's Clause' cartoon angers Taiwan pedestrian rights advocates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A middle school student's award-winning cartoon has drawn criticism from some for appearing to downplay the importance of providing pedestrians with adequate right-of-...

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...

Police nab floating raincoat prankster in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police identified the culprit behind a phantom raincoat seen hovering over a zebra crossing in Changhua City earlier this week. While waiting at a stoplight on Monday (...

Watch phantom raincoat float over central Taiwan crossing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A video surfaced on Tuesday (Nov. 7) showing a raincoat appearing to float over a zebra crossing in Changhua City. While waiting at a stoplight, a resident of Changhua ...

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...

Green zebra crossings unveiled in Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung City Transportation Bureau has addressed 10 major accident-prone intersections. The bureau said it would improve safety through a mixture of new traffic featur...

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...

Videos show power of Typhoon Haikui in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Typhoon Haikui became the first typhoon to make landfall in Taiwan in four years on Sunday (Sept. 3), and videos of its destructive power are surfacing on social media. ...

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...

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'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...