Have you seen them actually try and stop cars from queuing in the intersection? I’ve only seem them do it three times. The majority of times they don’t seem to care at all.
I hope I never need an ambulance ride during rush hour in Taipei. Almost no one moves out of the way for them. The traffic people (not the police) usually don’t stop traffic to allow the traffic with the ambulance to flow through.
A lot of people don’t even respect the police. I was going to B&Q yesterday, I was riding a scooter. I was turning right and there was a car and 3 scooters in front of me turning right. There was a person trying to cross the road, they had the green light person, and the officer held up his hand to get the car to wait. Car was like nah and still went through so did 2 other scooters. I waited and so did the other scooter beside of me. Of course the officer didn’t do anything about the car that still went. I don’t think he really could have unless he noted the time and looked at the cameras later to send them a ticket.
Personally I think there should be two or four officers on random intersections every morning/afternoon. They should give people who block the intersections, run red lights, or don’t wait for pedestrians tickets. Have them in teams that way one person can watch and flag cars to pull over and the other can issue the tickets.