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【中国台湾】Driving Etiquette 驾驶礼节

ThetrafficinTaiwancanonlybedescribedaschaotic.

Aninterestingphenomenomisthatmostintersectionshaveaseriesofwhitelinespaintedontheroaditself,paralleltothekerb,andextendingfromonesideoftheroadtotheother.Theylooksuspiciouslylikethelineswe’dcallapedestriancrossing,onlytheymustmeansomethingelse.Probablysomethinglike’objectsbiggerandmadeofmoremetalhaverightofway’.

Whenwelearnhowtodrive,wearetoldtoleaveatleast2-3carlengthsbetweenusandthecarinfront.Noneofushavebeenangelicaboutthis,butinTaiwanthiswouldmean2-3carsfromthenextlanewouldcutin,aswellas2-3ofthecarsridinginbetweenlanes.

Thisisbadenough,butifyouhappentobeinthemiddlelaneofthree,thiswouldmeanthat8-12carswouldbejostlingintothespots.

Andthenthere’sthescooters…

It’sactuallyreallyquitesimple-thelawsofphysicshavebeenwaivedsothatthelawsoftrafficcanbewaivedaccordingly.Thismeansthatwhen9-12cars,plusacoupleofdozenscootersconvergeonasinglelane,theygetawaywithitbecausethereisananomolythatallowsmultiplematerialobjectstooccupythesamepointinthespace-timecontinuum.

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