Am I now famous? Am I expected to sign autographs? Do I get any groupies?
The China Times text is here, followed by an unpolished Google translation:
商會會刊《Taiwan Business TOPICS》文章肯定台灣交通諸多優點，例如價格低、效率高、高速公路維修良好且有雙語標示等。文中也說，在美國，一千個駕駛人裡，八百個為別人著想，一百九十九個很自私，還有一個是帶著槍的瘋子；在台灣，自私的、莽撞的駕駛人比例高於美國，但通常不會有人拿槍拚命。而且面對慢速或拿不定主意的車輛駕駛人，大部分台灣的駕駛人都非常容忍。
Two distinctly different issues, said a U.S. publication, Taiwan driver’s license examination absurd and impractical. The picture above shows people driving training classes in school vehicles (newspaper profile photo / Li Weide Chang). Left, Civil Boulevard, Taipei cutting work time motorcycle traffic scene. (Huangshi Qi Lin)
Taipei American Chamber of Commerce, said the people of Taiwan have all kinds of virtues, but once mastered the steering wheel on gives; and driver's license examination system ridiculous, completely unrealistic. Association Bulletin No. special article in June on "driving in Taiwan", the paper pointed out that the foreigners in Taiwan, armed with the steering wheel, a "frustration, joy, a combination of", even a very short time, will find "Taiwan drive motorcycle riding ways and North America, Western Europe big difference. "
Magazine: courtesy the United States and Germany the road all aliasing
Chamber of Commerce journal "Taiwan Business TOPICS" article affirmed Taiwan's traffic many advantages, such as low cost, high efficiency and good highway maintenance and bilingual signs. The article also said the United States, 1,000 drivers, the 800 for others, 199 is very selfish, there is a madman with guns; in Taiwan, selfish, reckless driver higher than the U.S., but no one gun is usually hard. And slow or not decide to face the driver of a vehicle, most drivers in Taiwan are very tolerant.
However, the article changed the subject, wrote, Taiwan, common virtues, such as comity, not wanting other, "to the road, very different." Work in Tainan, a British businessman said that Taiwan's automobile drivers are not patient, always grab the front; motorcycle riders are ready to shot like arrows out of, and the shuttle in traffic; There are also truck drivers, which would not have said.
Grant no patience driving a laundry list of bad habits
Taiwan has a specialist to help foreigners, vehicle detection, according to service agencies examination Auto Checkers. The paper quoted the introduction of such a body, said Taiwan has a variety of bad driving habits, including the looting yellow, red light running, illegal parking, not to fight the lights on the exchange line, with the car too close to any cut into the other lane, speeding, illegal turn, double yellow lines illegal turn, refused to give way to other vehicles, any occupation of pavements, traffic in the reverse one-way street, occupied by two lane, refused to give way to pedestrians, "and other."
The agency's founder Jamie Alton to point out that many of Taiwan's driver habit ─ ─ such as drunk driving, and therefore made little public authority because of "test taking photos of the absurd." He said that under the current licensing exams system, drivers need to adapt to the busy city traffic, but also do not have the necessary skills to drive safely, "according to field test the design and actual road conditions far from Taiwan." Taiwan's transportation and environment "and many other parts of the world different," so alien to Taiwan must be aware of.
According to field test falls far short of the real traffic
Chamber of Commerce, the article said, before driving the road, it takes time for psychological development, to become familiar with the traffic culture unique to Taiwan, for example, beyond the motorcycle, a bicycle, the first by a short sound speakers; they must always pay attention to other vehicles such as the sudden turn and so on.
If someone somewhere drives more carefully after reading this report, and an accident is thus avoided, my scribbling won’t have been in vain…