[quote=“llary”]Ten minutes after picking up the baby (aka RZX) from the doctor (aka mechanic) a car driver tries to put me out of commission again by completely violating my right of way and turning left into my path onto a busy, cramped road without looking, indicating or giving two shits. In a way it’s fortunate that I got hit by the other guy last week because it meant I was unusually alert and had brank spanking new brakes and tyres. I put my bike on its stand and banged on his window asking if he was a fucking idiot or just enjoyed driving like an asshole, but he looked at me with such a blank stare and slovenly shrug that it sent a nasty chill down my spine.
Oh, and OT but earlier today I was walking my dogs on the mountain trail when some guy on a scooter starts throwing stones at them. I chased after him but he got back on his bike so I threw the biggest stone I could find by way of reply (obviously it missed or I wouldn’t be talking about this here). I swear Thursdays have got it in for me.[/quote]
TAiwanese drivers/riders have their much deserved reputation to be among the very worst drivers/riders on planet earth!! And common sense is truly UN-COMMON. so whatever you do guys, RIDE or DRIVE defensively and look 360 degrees. you have to be hyper alert in TAiwan.
just two of the zillions of incidents iv had in taiwan over the years:
im in car, punter in motorcycle comes roaring down the road bout half a mile away from my left. I decide I can get into the car lane and clear the moto lane in time. Which I do, but the punter meantime veers to my LEFT instead of continuing straight and safely past me? So he hits the rear bumper and he goes flying, no helmet and all i saw was this guy doing a total sumersault in the air. He was soo lucky he lands on his butt and so is not hurt. I , meantime am soo happy he didnt kill himself. I came out and explained to him that if he continued on his moto path he would be fine. And it was some student who was on his friends moto. I ended up giving him 500nt to fix the wonky front wheel , although i dont feel it was my fault at all. he shouldnt have sped up when he saw me and shouldve seen that iv cleared the moto lane entirely. :fume:
im in my car again, different time / place. IM driving slowly on linsen n. rd. Small road with one moto and one car lane each direction. Some guy in a big bike decides to go SHOOTTING from a side alley across these lanes. I just saw a figure from my left and SMASH !! He forced this car coming towards me to come to a screeching halt (and the guys refexes are better then mine obviously) but i failed to come to a stop in time. His bike is knocked off him. I get a big dent in my front end and his bikes engine is cracked. He decides he will fix his bike and i fix my car. Its obviously his fault. but what the heck the damage to my car was minimal.
cant understand the stupidity of the guy. he just thought he could sail on thru 4 lanes of heavy traffic. its stupid people like these who cause accidents and injuries and even loss of life.