yes, even accounting for sarcasm. scooters and cars are out of control. why have something that can go 140 km/hr when the speed limit is 60 or 80? i used to have the same question back home and never could find out why car speedometers went up to 140 when the speed limit was 55.
scooters are rampant and the cops do nothing. taiwan is crying to be tax poor but cannot seem to collect taxes. yes, every scooter on the road should pay usage fees(via registration fees). a quick survey of the scooters in the lobby reveal that only 7 of 42 bear the required registration stickers. what is that? one out of six actually in compliance with registration laws! why couldn’t the engines get to the fire in the last big time conflagration? because the laws are not enforced.
make simple laws, enforce them honestly and the people will be good. make vague laws and enforce them loosely and no one will have even the slightest regard for social order.
back home, where there is NO subsidized health care to speak of smoking in public is on its way out. that such is tolerated in a communal system (for lack of a better term) while the state has/had the monopoly on manufacture is laughable.
you right to pursue freedom ends at the tip of my nose.