Over the years, I’ve noticed that drivers have improved slightly in Taipei area in terms of driving. They are following traffic signs/road markings better… But for the life of me, most drivers here do not regard white lines on the road as important, either for driving or for parking. Chabuduo applies to driving as well as parking.
However, when I was back in the UK, I noticed the same idiotic white van drivers as I see here, similar driving skills and aggressive behavior and as about as much respect for the speed limits as here. I got beeped by an idiot going through a traffic circle because I was obeying the speed limit.
British drivers generally DO follow the rules/practices of safe driving for the most part; but they are most certainly NOT better drivers when it comes to handling their vehicles. The only conclusion I have come to is that the best thing to do is assume that the guy/gal in front of you (or to the left/right) is a complete idiot, and drive accordingly.
It’s hard to know what to do about those behind you who tailgate you at 100km/h… I recently started to gracefully slow down my vehicle until the guy gets the message and passes me or backs off. But when motorbikes come so close to my car, and fail to keep any kind of distance, there is really not much I can do, except check my mirrors. I’m not thinking of installing a camera front AND rear.