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Logic to die by

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Logic to die by

Postby bigduke6 » 31 May 2012, 16:08

So, there I am walking the dog. There is a 4 way stop near my place. Both roads are not main roads, but side streets.

2 scooters go straight through their respective stop streets and crash into each other.

The neighbor tells me the one that was driving on the "busier" Rd is innocent. The one on the "quieter" Rd is to blame. He should have known the other street was busier and stopped.

F&*k the fact they both went straight through a stop street without slowing down.

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Re: Logic to die by

Postby sulavaca » 31 May 2012, 17:38

I've done this before. Well, I did stop, but the Taiwan government's traffic department painted the stop line so far into the alley I was in, and then a shop front was extended into the street, which blocked even more of my view, so I had to actually travel into the intersection and then beyond a car, which was stopped on the red line, so that by the time I could see anything at all, I was already in the middle of the road, crawling along and then wham! Hit in the side by another scooter which didn't even slow at her stop line.
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Re: Logic to die by

Postby achdizzy1099 » 31 May 2012, 21:46

Logic :ponder: :bravo: :bow:

imagine if they had jury trials here.... :roflmao:

In fact, Singapore was the only Asian country to have jury trials...until they brilliantly abolished them in 1969! :thumbsup:

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Re: Logic to die by

Postby tommy525 » 01 Jun 2012, 02:40

STOP signs in Taiwan? Never heard of em :) Never saw any? What do you do at those things anyway??

Most Taiwanese have never seen or know of the thing.

They are awfully common here in calif tho.
I remember my first months here driving. I was always either almost running a stop sign or stopping at a stop sign and getting honked because I was waiting for the light to turn green :)
(obviously there was no light to turn green).

In taiwan only traffic lights have a chance to be seen (and then ignored ) but a STOP sign?? What chance is there for anyone to see it? They are not looking for one.
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Re: Logic to die by

Postby Super Hans » 01 Jun 2012, 03:52

If in doubt, give way to the right. Vehicle entering from the right always has right of way, even in Taiwan.
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Re: Logic to die by

Postby ksidnas » 11 Sep 2012, 10:34

The locals tells me that the car is bigger than the man. That is why the man walking on the street should always yield to the car.
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Re: Logic to die by

Postby ādikarmika » 11 Sep 2012, 11:49

achdizzy1099 wrote:In fact, Singapore was the only Asian country to have jury trials...until they brilliantly abolished them in 1969!

Japan, I believe, introduced jury trials a few years ago.
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Re: Logic to die by

Postby Blaquesmith » 11 Sep 2012, 11:55

The other day, while I was walking along Zhongxiao East Road, I saw how many (more than ten) scooters and two cars blatantly ignored a policeman who was directing the traffic and asked for them to stop. In other countries, this would have been really weird to see.
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Re: Logic to die by

Postby kaikai34 » 11 Sep 2012, 12:53

I had an aunt from Taiwan stay with us in LA. She had an international driver's license, so my pops gave her one of our extra cars. We jumped in the car on her first drive and we almost died about 6 times as she ran EVERY single stop sign. Luckily, the other drivers were careful and there were no cops around. We were all screaming in the car and when she finally stopped, my sister drove us back. We ended up giving her a driver's ed course that summer.
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Re: Logic to die by

Postby milkalex » 11 Sep 2012, 16:24

same story: sat in a car with a couple of Taiwanese and they ran every stop light, once there was a Landcruiser approaching with like 60ks an hour and we nearly died, since then I don't drive with Taiwanese in a foreign country!
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