Can i drive moped in Taiwan on international licence?

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Can i drive moped in Taiwan on international licence?

Postby bluenitsuj » 03 May 2012, 03:11

Sorry if covered before but cannot find definitive answer.

I am moving to Taiwan next year and understand I can easily get an International driving licence/ International driving permit, and that this has to be stamped in Taiwan??. :s Can I then legally drive a moped in Taiwan or is this a separate test?

Is there a difference between an IDP and a IDL? :s
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Re: Can i drive moped in Taiwan on international licence?

Postby tommy525 » 03 May 2012, 03:20

Those licensed to drive a car can ride a scoot of 50cc or less, but not over. For that you need a separate motocycle license.
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Re: Can i drive moped in Taiwan on international licence?

Postby bluenitsuj » 03 May 2012, 03:37

tommy525 wrote:Those licensed to drive a car can ride a scoot of 50cc or less, but not over. For that you need a separate motocycle license.


What do most people use in taiwan, is it 50cc or less?
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Re: Can i drive moped in Taiwan on international licence?

Postby tommy525 » 03 May 2012, 03:53

50cc is for girls . Get yourself a tW moto license when you get there. Easy enough.
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Re: Can i drive moped in Taiwan on international licence?

Postby thirdstring » 03 May 2012, 11:10

The license test is simple. Just get a scooter to practice on a few times, read the website (there is a link on one of these forums), and you'll be fine. Although an IDL is simple, it's unclear how long they are actually good for. Some say a year, but my best understanding of the Taiwanese website is that you have 30 days to get a Taiwan license. Anyway, get the real license here and you'll have one less thing to worry about. Search the forums to find more info on the IDL & the Taiwan license.
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Re: Can i drive moped in Taiwan on international licence?

Postby ceevee369 » 03 May 2012, 11:47

bluenitsuj wrote:What do most people use in taiwan, is it 50cc or less?


1% would drive 50CC. The standard is 125 CC here as the roads are wide and can generate 'speed attraction'
Local scooter drivers in the City GOT to be faster than a car , slaloming in between, catching the last millisecond of an orange light - or simply doing everything which causes risks of severe accidents and injuries. Check "Motopuka" on youtube and you will be warned of what is coming your way !
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Re: Can i drive moped in Taiwan on international licence?

Postby Ducked » 03 May 2012, 19:56

thirdstring wrote:The license test is simple. Just get a scooter to practice on a few times, read the website (there is a link on one of these forums), and you'll be fine.


This may be true if you read Mandarin. Dunno, and never likely to find out.

In English the Taiwan DL is a huge pain in the arse, because there is a multiple choice "theory" test.

A Taiwanese multiple choice "theory" test. In "English"

Need I say more?

Well, OK. Anyone who's had any involvement with Taiwanese multiple choice tests in any context will be able to guess what a meaningless morass of anti-logic that is likely to generate when applied to driving here.

In many cases the questions, let alone the answers, are meaningless, and you have absolutely no chance of using logic to work it out. The only workable tactic is to learn the answers by rote, although there are different versions of the approved nonsense in circulation, so you have to try and make sure you get the "correct" version of the practice questions from the test centre you'll be tested at.

Fair play, I'd be surprised if you can do the UK test in Mandarin. OTOH I'd bet money the Taiwan test doesn't make much sense in Mandarin either.

The "practical" element of the motorcycle license is pretty silly, but easy. OTOH the "practical" element of the car test is pretty silly, but rather difficult, and is apparently designed to funnel cash into the "driving schools".
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