There’s no way you stop a scooter that scratched you. What if it is a betel nut jawing thug? Think even a normal person can’t get your plates, find out who you are, and have your windshield smashed in some night? There’s never any point, once a Taiwanese is involved in a dispute, where they will shrug and say live and let live…they will continue escalating until you fold or they are dead. You can’t win, in all cases, they are usually willing to be more uncivilized than you are.
Just let the scooter drive on. It is almost never worth the hassle. They will just claim it was all your fault and how will you prove different? As someone else pointed out, in Taiwan the scooter is always right…
I have been hit twice by a$$holes on scooters passing me on the left as I attempted to turn left. In both cases because of low speeds little damage was done. I just got out of the vehicle and stood there impassively while they picked themselves up. Both drivers were female, or there might have been a confrontation. I have been scratched numerous times. My advice is just to get used to it.
I have seriously considered installing a video camera between the seats to record things when I drive. Every day, too many near misses.
I’d stop shouting at assholes on the road. Ever been cornered by pipe-wielding gangsters in a cul-de-sac? I was chased down once for yelling at guy who drove me off the road. He followed me into a cul-de-sac and got out, with a pipe. In the car were two women and another man. He starts banging on my car with the pipe, and threatening me, tapping me on the shoulder >hard< and stopping just short of cracking the window. The whole time he is threatening me in a pleasant undertone, the others are watching and laughing. Finally, the a$$hole in the car leans out and gives the trademark dumb grin with “HELLO!” at the top of his lungs. It was surreal. Fortunately, I groveled and begged, and he didn’t do anything. It turned out later he lived in the neighborhood. I think he recognized me…
It CAN happen to you. Don’t think it won’t. I was also once chased after a taxi driver hit my bike, and another time a scooter driver came all the way across the road, ran me down, and rammed my bike hard enough to knock me off, then rode away. To this day I have no idea what prompted that. I’m not that ugly!