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Re: Some people do stop to help

Postby jdsmith » 06 May 2012, 12:54

tommy525 wrote:Thats just it, i cant sleep so I come to haunt YOU :D

by the way, are you going to be still on forumosa when you have reached yonder shores?

Will you haunt like I do ?

No.
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Re: Some people do stop to help

Postby Super Hans » 06 May 2012, 14:10

Taiwanese usually don't stop to help. My own eyes and personal experience confirms this; and so do the countless youtube clips from in car cameras of people lying in the middles of the road after accidents while cars edge slowly around them.

SomeTaiwanese do stop. My own eyes and experience confirms this, but I don't think it is the norm by any stretch of the imagination.
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Re: Some people do stop to help

Postby tomthorne » 06 May 2012, 14:12

tommy525 wrote:Yes it was my impression (from this forumosa) that people were convinced people were not stopping nowadays. And I was very alarmed by this and had stated that , it was not what i perceived when i did live there.

So the question is, is it the norm now to NOT stop or is it not?


:roflmao: You can't seriously be forming an impression of Taiwan based on the "I hate it and them, but I still live here." brigade, can you?

As for your question - that's just going to turn the thread into a predictable big anti-Taiwanese bust up (and you know it). Always amusing on a Sunday if one needs to kill some time. :popcorn:
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Re: Some people do stop to help

Postby jdsmith » 06 May 2012, 14:20

Super Hans wrote:Taiwanese usually don't stop to help. My own eyes and personal experience confirms this; and so do the countless youtube clips from in car cameras of people lying in the middles of the road after accidents while cars edge slowly around them.

SomeTaiwanese do stop. My own eyes and experience confirms this, but I don't think it is the norm by any stretch of the imagination.


Ya, and most accidents aren't horrible like the ones shown on youtube. I've seen dozens of minor bumps and scrapes and bang ups and in nearly every case, someone has immediately gone to help.

If some guy is destroyed by a cement truck and you have your kids in the car, would YOU stop? :ohreally:
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Re: Some people do stop to help

Postby Taiwan Luthiers » 06 May 2012, 14:23

tommy525 wrote:It has become the norm it seems in Taiwan to NOT stop to assist those who are hurt in traffic accidents. This is very alarming. However some do indeed stop to help as this following news article stated. If not for these people coming forward this mans murderer (yes it was murder what he did) wouldve gotten away free.

I hope this guy gets the book thrown at him.


http://taipeitimes.com/News/front/archi ... 2003532105


The prosecutor seems to agree with you, he has been charged with murder.

Another case several years back of a drunk driver who ran over a soldier, dragged him for miles then dumped the body, he was also charged with murder and sentenced to life.
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Re: Some people do stop to help

Postby E04teacherlin » 06 May 2012, 16:52

jdsmith wrote:
Super Hans wrote:Taiwanese usually don't stop to help. My own eyes and personal experience confirms this; and so do the countless youtube clips from in car cameras of people lying in the middles of the road after accidents while cars edge slowly around them.

SomeTaiwanese do stop. My own eyes and experience confirms this, but I don't think it is the norm by any stretch of the imagination.


Ya, and most accidents aren't horrible like the ones shown on youtube. I've seen dozens of minor bumps and scrapes and bang ups and in nearly every case, someone has immediately gone to help.

If some guy is destroyed by a cement truck and you have your kids in the car, would YOU stop? :ohreally:

If he had kids he'd probably drop them off at the grandparents first. Maybe he'd like it if all the cars stop. That's what happens in the West right? Everyone immediately stops.
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Re: Some people do stop to help

Postby Nuit » 06 May 2012, 18:25

jdsmith wrote:
tommy525 wrote:Thats just it, i cant sleep so I come to haunt YOU :D

by the way, are you going to be still on forumosa when you have reached yonder shores?

Will you haunt like I do ?

No. Yes.


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Re: Some people do stop to help

Postby Nuit » 06 May 2012, 18:32

I'm in the Hans camp - my experience is that most people here do not stop for accidents that don't involve their kith or kin. I've been witness to a few minor scooter mishaps, with no-one batting an eyelid or caring a tinker's cuss about the rider. And this is backed up by the majority of dash-cam videos, where the accident onlookers act with the same amount of concern that would be expected when seeing a rodent being turned into roadkill.

But possibly a foreigner being involved makes it more likely. When my scooter fell over the other day as I approached it (like a faithful dog rolling on the floor to welcome back its owner), I was beseiged with well-wishers, even though I was totally unharmed.
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Re: Some people do stop to help

Postby bumclouds » 06 May 2012, 19:27

I'm wondering when that guy E04TeacherTim or whatever is going to step in here and tell us we're all wrong.

You're all a bunch of ignoramuses and Taiwanese driving is very civilized.
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Re: Some people do stop to help

Postby jdsmith » 06 May 2012, 20:26

E04teacherlin wrote:
jdsmith wrote:
Super Hans wrote:Taiwanese usually don't stop to help. My own eyes and personal experience confirms this; and so do the countless youtube clips from in car cameras of people lying in the middles of the road after accidents while cars edge slowly around them.

SomeTaiwanese do stop. My own eyes and experience confirms this, but I don't think it is the norm by any stretch of the imagination.


Ya, and most accidents aren't horrible like the ones shown on youtube. I've seen dozens of minor bumps and scrapes and bang ups and in nearly every case, someone has immediately gone to help.

If some guy is destroyed by a cement truck and you have your kids in the car, would YOU stop? :ohreally:

If he had kids he'd probably drop them off at the grandparents first. Maybe he'd like it if all the cars stop. That's what happens in the West right? Everyone immediately stops.

When I took driver ed many moons ago, the instructor taught us to not stop at the scene of a bad wreck, but to stop at the first house and call for help, this being rural NY. I guess that is easier now with cell phones. As for the kids, I wouldn't want my kid to see mangled bodies. We're talking about those videos of scooters exploding against cars and trucks, btw. :hand:
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