Bus driver to face small fine after dangerous overtaking maneuver

The driver of a tour bus will face a fine of between NT$600 and NT$1,800 (US$16 – US$58), after a overtaking over double-yellow lines on a blind bend in a mountain district of Nantou County two days ago.

The driver, who caught the act on dash-cam, was forced to brake hard, and swerve her car into the guardrail to avoid a head-on collision with the tour bus.

Shortly before 2:00pm on Wednesday, April 3, Ms Zhong was driving on Provincial Highway 14, in Renai Township, when a bus traveling uphill suddenly appeared on the wrong side of the road. The dash cam footage showed that the bus driver was overtaking several vehicles while traveling around two blind curves.

Ms Zhong braked and swerved to avoid being hit by the bus, scraping her car on the concrete guardrail.

Zhong, incensed at the dangerous behavior of the bus driver, uploaded video of the incident to social media, where readers also expressed anger at the bus driver’s “unprofessional driving,” endangering the lives of his passengers and other road users.

“Professional garbage every day,” one reader wrote.

“Report it. Do not let him go, or there will be other victims in the future,” another reader commented.

Renai Police were alerted to the video, and said that they will use the video footage to identify the driver. The driver will face a fine of a minimum NT$600, and a maximum NT$1,800, police said.

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Sources: United Daily News, Liberty Times Network.

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