Found a video of the scooter rider in Kaoshiung turned left without looking and got his by a car that is playing in real-time instead of the slowed down versions on the news. From here it can be seen that the car driver has maybe less than half a second to even react.
Seems about the same speed as the bus and other vehicles, and the car came to a full stop right after the collision
The scooter was going about the same speed when they started turning too early and without checking for oncoming traffic. As much as I usually defend motorcyclists and hate on luxury car drivers, in this case it seems pretty clear who is to blame
According to the article there are over 500 places in Taichung where electrical/telecomunication boxes are obstructions for pedestrians. It’s being dealt with in 3 stages, currently a little over 100 of them have been take care of.
These statements sort of remind me when I found out that my job didn’t pay my health insurance premium for one month because of the summer vacation. HR’s response was, “oh, don’t worry. It’s no big deal”. I pointed out that for them it was no big deal, but for me it was. They looked confused because that wasn’t supposed to be the correct response to their fuck-up.
I’ve noticed that often cars and scooters increase their speed at intersections because the light is about to turn red. This car is definitely moving faster than the bus going in the opposite direction. Wether it was over the speed limit or if the light was about to turn, I can’t tell.