The Taiwanese are the BEST Drivers in the World

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Re: The Taiwanese are the BEST Drivers in the World

Postby navillus » 20 May 2012, 00:00

Couple of nice clips on the news tonight of people ramming ambulances. If they didn't go around all the time with the lights flashing I'd put blame squarely on the drivers of the other cars. Who's to know if there is an emergency or if the boys are just out of beetlenut?
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Re: The Taiwanese are the BEST Drivers in the World

Postby Super Hans » 20 May 2012, 03:07

I had the misfortune of being entwined within a convoy of ambulances last week at night on a mountain road. It must have been some kind of ambulance convention - all in line, lights flashing. It was so distracting and so annoying, and they were driving really slowly. When I tried to overtake, they closed up the gaps and got really pissed off. These guys are supposed to be professional.
I also saw one the other day, at night, driving with it's sirens on, on a call. But with it's rotating lights turned off. They drive around with them on all day and the only time when they should be used, they get turned off.
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Re: The Taiwanese are the BEST Drivers in the World

Postby Original Ian » 22 May 2012, 16:19

How many times a day do you see scooters speeding through red lights? Don't know that this guy will ever be doing it again. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=3c1_1337617560
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Re: The Taiwanese are the BEST Drivers in the World

Postby Confuzius » 22 May 2012, 17:48

Original Ian wrote:How many times a day do you see scooters speeding through red lights? Don't know that this guy will ever be doing it again. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=3c1_1337617560


Thats fuckin CRAZY!

OK< so I get you can run a redlight here and there since the cops are bums, I get that. But like this dude who DONT EVEN SLOW DOWN OR LOOK when running a red light to see if someone is coming....that I do NOT get and I see it ALL the time! People going FULL speed through red lights! Like wtf!??!
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Re: The Taiwanese are the BEST Drivers in the World

Postby tommy525 » 22 May 2012, 23:39

they were either wearing helmets that were loose (and therefore useless) or not wearing them at all. Both came down hard on their heads. Especially the lady on the right. Its hard to imagine how high she flew in the air, mustve been ten feet , and landed right on her head. Frankly its hard to imagine either one of them survived. Maybe the one on the left had a chance as he/she seemed to have hit his/her head from a lower height.

Not sure if it was a woman and a child or what. But tragic indeed. Whats more tragic maybe if one or both survived but lived as vegetables.
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Re: The Taiwanese are the BEST Drivers in the World

Postby Bubba 2 Guns » 23 May 2012, 09:36

Original Ian wrote:How many times a day do you see scooters speeding through red lights? Don't know that this guy will ever be doing it again. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=3c1_1337617560


Red light, green light.
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Re: The Taiwanese are the BEST Drivers in the World

Postby Super Hans » 23 May 2012, 16:05

I don't wish to appear patronizing, but the above video makes it very obvious as to why all drivers, and in particular, scooter riders, should ensure that they frequent the temple as often as possible.
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Re: The Taiwanese are the BEST Drivers in the World

Postby Nuit » 08 Jul 2012, 21:28

Would like to know what the cause of this freeway crash was. Seems totally self-inflicted.

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Re: The Taiwanese are the BEST Drivers in the World

Postby TaFCoML » 09 Jul 2012, 00:40

Nuit wrote:Would like to know what the cause of this freeway crash was. Seems totally self-inflicted.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bd1_1341739683


"According to the preliminary police report, a rear tire on the left side was ruptured, causing the bus to lose control and hit the barrier." ( link )
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Re: The Taiwanese are the BEST Drivers in the World

Postby sulavaca » 09 Jul 2012, 07:43

Total lack of skill there. No signs of braking at all. But I'm not surprised about tyres blowing out. This is always a serious issue in Taiwan. One only needs to look at a majority of the busses and trucks on the road here to see that the remoulded tyres they use are of super low quality and are frequently found in a dangerous state.
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