Signs of sanity? Yellow and Red

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Signs of sanity? Yellow and Red

Postby dl7und » 13 Nov 2011, 19:14

Strange, nobody seems to have mentioned this so far, but a number of articles indicate that finally signs of sanity are showing in Taiwan's traffic legislation. Yellow plates (after years of being restricted to the same rights as white plates despite needing the same license as red plates - or in other words, having less rights than bicycles) are finally upgraded and allowed to access certain speedways, turn left directly and use car lanes.

At the same time, there is word that red plates may get access to the freeway, but it seems only No 6 and No 8 and only on weekends, because this is something that has never been tried on this planet, so Taiwan needs to make a series of controlled tests first. (for six months the ministerial traffic experts say)

Btw, for someone who is probably not riding any kind of bike herself, especially a larger one, Ye Yijing is asking pretty good questions. (second video)

Another btw: This makes me think... One condition for red plates getting access to car lanes and speedways was that they are required to have an ugly front plate. When yellow plates get the same rights - will they need to do that too or are red plates finally relieved of that requirement? Or am I expecting too much sanity at once?
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Re: Signs of sanity? Yellow and Red

Postby maunaloa » 14 Nov 2011, 02:20

Think of it.... live in Puli and commute to Taichung on a red plate, without a traffic light,

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Re: Signs of sanity? Yellow and Red

Postby JamesE » 17 Nov 2011, 00:47

I love the part how car drivers demanded that Motorcycles breaking the rules on highways should be fined double vs. cars, and the government obliged. They also won't be allowed to bring a passenger because well Taiwan wants to be contrarian and support Low occupancy vehicles lanes.
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Re: Signs of sanity? Yellow and Red

Postby mabagal » 17 Nov 2011, 12:28

A lot of this probably stems from the experience drivers have had with scooters swarming all over. In reality, even if red plates are allowed on the freeways they will still be a rare occurrence.
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Re: Signs of sanity? Yellow and Red

Postby JamesE » 08 Jun 2012, 11:16

Does anyone have any updates as to when they will start letting red plates drive on 6 and 8?
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Re: Signs of sanity? Yellow and Red

Postby headhonchoII » 08 Jun 2012, 11:23

mabagal wrote:A lot of this probably stems from the experience drivers have had with scooters swarming all over. In reality, even if red plates are allowed on the freeways they will still be a rare occurrence.


Everybody knows what would happen, speeding and weaving through traffic in groups on the highway. Going to make things even worse!
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