3/21 (Tue.) Is Taiwan a living hell for pedestrians? (Host: Jerry Wang)

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3/21 (Tue.) Is Taiwan a living hell for pedestrians? (Host: Jerry Wang)

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From the economic view, most people will agree that Taiwan is actually a developed country. But
from the traffic view, I think no one will agree with that. The end of last year, CNN posted an
article about how bad the Taiwan's traffic
is.(https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/ ... index.html) Besides,
many countries also note the same issue in their tourist guide. The traffic problem has existed in
Taiwan for a long long time. No matter how many times the government party changed, we don't see
the obvious effect. It really makes people depressed. So, let's talk about the traffic topic today.
Q1: Do you agree that "Taiwan is a living hell for pedestrians"? Share your personal experience in
Q2: Share your experience in other countries about their traffic. If theirs are better, how do they
make it? If theirs are worse, how do they survive?
Q3: Most foreigners think Taiwanese people are friendly. But in traffic issues, as a scooter rider
or a car driver, we seem to be very aggressive. Are you one of them? Are there any reasons?
Q4: Please share one solution to make our traffic safer.

Drunk driving is a special case in traffic issues. Many people hate it because it causes serious
accidents and it should be prevented. Though in the last 10 years, the drunk driving incident has
decreased a lot. But we should keep paying attention to it.
Appendix- About how other countries punish drunk driving.
1. Turkey: Punish drunk drivers by taking them 20 miles from their town and making them walk back
with a police escort.
2. Indonesia: Shave drunk drivers' hair on the spot.
3. Australia: Put the drunk drivers' personal information on the headlines.
4. Norway: The drunk driver is jailed for 1 month every year, up to 20 years, Fine according to
their social status.
5. Malaysia: The spouse is jailed as well.
6. Thailand and California, USA: Serving labor in the mortuary.
7. Singapore: Caning

Q5: If one of your friends drinks alcohol and insists on driving? What will you do?
Q6: Which punishments above do you support most? Do you think collective punishment is a good way?
Q7: Can you figure out why some people do drunk driving? Especially, some of them are habitual
Q8: In Taiwan, most people view serious punishment as the only solution. Do we have other ways to
avoid drunk driving?

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Re: 3/21 (Tue.) Is Taiwan a living hell for pedestrians? (Host: Jerry Wang)

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Re: 3/21 (Tue.) Is Taiwan a living hell for pedestrians? (Host: Jerry Wang)

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jerryozoz 寫:
週二 3月 14, 2023 7:16 pm
Q6: Can you figure out why some people do drunk driving? especially, some of them are habitual offender.
I am not a driver (I don’t have a driver’s license), but as a professional alcoholic, I think I am qualified to answer this question.

When you are drunk enough, you get a feeling that you can control everything, despite the fact that you lose your coordination and have trouble making judgments. The world becomes safe and friendly, and everything fall into place. There is every indication that it is safe to drive home by yourself. Believe me, when I drink enough, I even think I can drive, although I have never driven one.