Let’s face it locals here have terrible driving skills and for some reason their key driving strategy is to always accelerate into gaps and to randomly change lanes with a micro-second of indication, if at all. But yeah, I guess its the drunk driving causes most of the deaths.
Taiwanese believe that being skillful makes you a good driver and not leaving a enough breaking distance of the car in front of you, driving defensively and taking into account “if I just speed out of this side street I could get hit, so lets slow down to a halt and make sure it’s safe before I enter the main road” like the rest of us believe when it comes to being a good driver.
Refers to deaths because they try to drive skillfully and not defensively. If they speed out of a side street they believe with enough skill you will avoid an oncoming car, where Westerners believe that slowing down, checking if it is clear then moving on is the best approach.
It there any difference in how the Philippines reports deaths? Like not counting people who die in a hospital after the accident (as opposed to at the scene) or not counting someone walking who was run over. Or maybe official traffic reports are not always filed in the Philippines?
Not trying to start anything, but that sentence sounds very funny to me. Actually, it should be “Manila probably has …” for it to sound absurd to those of us who regularly endure it
At the same time, the Philippines must have much more traffic (cars) than Taiwan. Sure, it has a tiny middle class by comparison, but there are A LOT of cars there. And there are more getting on the roads (I saw that somewhere but don’t have a link now)
That the Philippines would have less (half!) the rate of traffic accidents than Taiwan is shocking to me.
The USA has more cars on the road per capita than Korea and Taiwan. In Korea and Taiwan, there is the option for mrt, bus, and train. So you would think less cars per captia would reduce the rate, but it doesn’t. That means a higher percentage of vehicles in Taiwan and korea are involved in accidents.