superking wrote:So stop repainting your scratches. People in France happily plough into one another all day long. Italy too. I never paid money to someone who hit ME. Have you? Really? Seems weird and pointless.
I have. A taxi driver sideswiped me and knocked me off. There was no reason to do so since we were all doing 2mph approaching a red light. He just wanted to be on that bit of road. I was so mad I kicked his car. Taxi driver gets out and starts threatening murder. I call police. Police said that because I'd damaged his paintwork (I hadn't) the best thing to do would be to give him money to make him go away, because knocking someone off a scooter is not a crime (really - gf's bleeding toe was irrelevant). At that time, of course, I simply didn't realise that the job of the police is to make their own lives as hassle-free as possible, not to uphold the law or even have any knowledge of what the law is.
It does happen.
This is beyond nonsense. You paint your categories as wide and as pointless as you like, but what you said there is balderdash.the driving behaviour in Taiwan is not necessarily a reflection of bad driving, but a deeper representation of Taiwanese society as a whole: Lack of respect for rule of law, lack of respect for personal space, lack of respect for property and lack of respect for safety.
I would add to that: lack of respect for life in general - vegetable, animal, or human. This is very common in third-world countries and Taiwan simply hasn't caught on to the fact that it's not third-world anymore.
Do you have an alternative theory?