You see it all the time here and it makes me very “angry” (i.e. shengqi), adult driving a scooter wearing a helmet, their child(ren) on the same scooter with no helmet. Not enough helmets to go around- so the adults get priority, right ? Hasn’t that got to be the definition of selfish … What does it say about the Taiwanese attitude towards their own children ?
As a parent, my instinct would always be to put my child’s life and safety before mine. If there was only one helmet to go around I would give it to my child.
What’s the deal ? Is it legal for children not to wear helmets here ? Can’t imagine so. Or just pure stinginess on the part of the parents, don’t want to have to fork out “unnecessary” money ?