[quote=“Rascal”]Of course you can drive, given that you have a license of some kind:
That can either be a local one or an international one. Some rules or exceptions may apply depending on your nationality (in some cases you can actually do a transfer without sitting for a test).[/quote]
This could be misleading - though you can often get away with looking dumb and repeating Ting bu dong. However, officially you need an international driving licence, not a foreign domestic one. And it is only valid for 30 days after arrival. Then you are supposed to exchange it for an ROC license. This might be enforced - 2 examples are:
(1) I was not allowed to drive a rental car even though I had an IDL. My companions, who had just got off the plane at CKS, had no problem.
(2) A friend had an accident -clearly the other driver’s fault. The police were called and he was told that he could pursue it, but would then be liable to pay a fine (NT$ 6000 I think) for not having a local license. The result was my friend had to leave with a dented car and no compensation.