Bicycle passengers are illegal

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Bicycle passengers are illegal

Postby Belgian Pie » 22 Apr 2012, 17:48

According to the Road Traffic Security Rules (道路交通安全規則), bicycles are barred from carrying passengers, and violators could face a fine of between NT$300 and NT$600, an official with the Ministry of Transportation and Communications’ Department of Railways and Highways said. However, in practice the police do not ticket violators and the public flouts the rules.


Lin said that installing child safety seats on bikes is against regulations, but is mostly considered a trivial offense and is not reported. Violators usually only receive a warning instead of being fined, he said.


Right, but it's ok to carry kids on a scooter without (or with) helmet ... standing up-front or hanging on at the back ... :doh:
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Re: Bicycle passengers are illegal

Postby Ktownboy » 22 Apr 2012, 19:06

I don't know what's more ridiculous: the traffic law or this news article.
When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race.
~H.G. Wells

http://pedallingmadlybackwards.blogspot.com/
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Re: Bicycle passengers are illegal

Postby Belgian Pie » 22 Apr 2012, 19:34

I checked this morning ... the cheek squeeze ... and I'm not dreaming, I'm still in Taiwan! :ohreally:
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Postby trubadour » 22 Apr 2012, 19:36

silly article, silly law...but we do have a 'cycling' forum that's not silly
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