My original post was badly worded, sorry!
What I was trying to get to the bottom of was getting good stats to put in front of Taiwanese who propagate this accident stat nonsense.
I noticed a few posts mentioning Victoria/ Melbourne. I come from Melbourne and it really is opposite. I have often thought if I get rich one day I would fund a Taiwan gov trip to study how driving is dealt with there.
It comes down to dollars and cents and the Chinese are at their best when studying money. The insurance everyone must pay to keep their vehicle on the road each year is pooled. This fund pays for accident victims.
No fault cover, you can be hit or hit from any direction under any circumstances in any size vehicle.
No judgment, the fund pool fixes your injuries, unless the insurance was not paid and it is compulsory.
The interesting part is that if you start working hard on improving the roads, law enforcement and making people aware (the horrible tv advertisements that are run showing people getting splattered on blind corners and either dead or before and after shots with girls that were beautiful then disfigured)
Then…the fund pool is not depleted by being spent on injuries and you start a cycle of funds reducing the risk of accidents. I remember a few years ago the Victorian gov had their eyes on the huge surplus sitting in this fund. Not sure if they grabbed it or not.