The Taiwanese are the BEST Drivers in the World

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Re: The Taiwanese are the BEST Drivers in the World

Postby Super Hans » 09 Jul 2012, 14:04

The driver did the right thing by not braking, but was not skilled enough to counter the resultant fish tail - a common result of a rear tyre failure.
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Re: The Taiwanese are the BEST Drivers in the World

Postby Nuit » 09 Jul 2012, 14:14

Yes, I take back my earlier 'self-inflicted' comment, if it was a blow-out he was good not to brake.

But bringing a coach to a safe stop once you've lost a tyre isn't a skill you can easily practice.
Even though I've been told what to do, I've no idea if I'd be able to control my vehicle under those circumstances.
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Re: The Taiwanese are the BEST Drivers in the World

Postby Super Hans » 09 Jul 2012, 14:25

Nuit wrote:Yes, I take back my earlier 'self-inflicted' comment, if it was a blow-out he was good not to brake.

But bringing a coach to a safe stop once you've lost a tyre isn't a skill you can easily practice.
Even though I've been told what to do, I've no idea if I'd be able to control my vehicle under those circumstances.


Sure, but in real countries, bus and truck drivers undergo skid pan training. In Taiwan, skid pan training fits squarely into the Mei Guan Xi category.
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Re: The Taiwanese are the BEST Drivers in the World

Postby Crynz » 25 Sep 2012, 02:38

Honestly, it is hard to drive well in Taiwan. At least Taipei. The rides aren't straight, arrnt paved evenly/flat, and the lanes are designed by some schizo with white chalk. The laughable driving schools are embarrassing as well. Lets also not forget the bus drivers doing left turns from the right lane and some fairly corrupt officers who get no respect from the locals (hard to enforce when your not respected and it's your own fault), it's just difficult to drive like you would in any other modern country. Heck, the roads in Shanghai are better designed than this.

That being said, I love driving in Taiwan! 60km/h feels like 60mp/h! Binlang girls! Parking bumper cars! Green right turn arrows that don't mean it's safe to turn! Stop signs for ... I don't know what they are for! Flashing red and flashing yellow means same thing! Motorcycle stoplight pinball!
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Re: The Taiwanese are the BEST Drivers in the World

Postby Ducked » 25 Sep 2012, 08:02

I'm supposed to be covering Newtonian physics in a 2-hour lecture on Thursday (in English)

Think I'll just loop the above videos and get them to chant "F=ma"

That "F" IS a MOTHA when it hits you in the face.
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Re: The Taiwanese are the BEST Drivers in the World

Postby finley » 25 Sep 2012, 10:03

Not forgetting E=mv2, which basically means the faster you're going through that red light, the less of your face remains.
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Re: The Taiwanese are the BEST Drivers in the World

Postby Crynz » 25 Sep 2012, 10:12

Check out the knees on local girls. Many have scooter scars, either from them driving or riding as passenger
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Re: The Taiwanese are the BEST Drivers in the World

Postby jesus80 » 25 Sep 2012, 12:32

Crynz wrote:Check out the knees on local girls. Many have scooter scars, either from them driving or riding as passenger


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Re: The Taiwanese are the BEST Drivers in the World

Postby Nuit » 24 Oct 2012, 00:27

Not seen one of these before, but I knew it had to be out there!
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=93a_1350940048

Now I know the guy is too close to the car in front.

BUT
What on earth do the Highway Maintenance crews find so hard about putting up advance notice of roadworks. 500m, 200m, 100m .... ?
Isn't that, like, just common sense?

Check the comments below the vid :) :
every single person in this video is at fault:
* the cones and the maintenance truck were placed incorrectly by some retard
* the retarded guy in front should not have tried to pass
* the retarded truck driver should have seen those cones from far away and let them both pass
* the stupid guy behind should not have followed too closely

Most responsibility for causing the accident goes to the retarded roadworkers here who managed to forget to set up any warning signs.
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Re: The Taiwanese are the BEST Drivers in the World

Postby navillus » 24 Oct 2012, 00:59

every single person in this video is at fault:
* the cones and the maintenance truck were placed incorrectly by some retard
* the retarded guy in front should not have tried to pass
* the retarded truck driver should have seen those cones from far away and let them both pass
* the stupid guy behind should not have followed too closely


Watched this a few times and find it very hard to put any blame on the truck driver. I see road work up ahead I usually slow down a little and focus on that. Not usually looking in the rear view to see who wants to sneak ahead of me. Agree with all this guys other points though. It would be intersesting to find out the rulings of all these videos we've seen. I find the highway crews here to be generally pretty careful. Never seen anything like this.
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