Outrageous road rage or plain stupidity? Driver refuses to give way, stops in freeway fast lane to block ambulance

An ambulance rushing a patient to hospital was forced to stop in the fast lane on National Highway 1 in Tainan City recently, after a driver refused to give way, and instead stopped his vehicle and got out to speak to the ambulance driver. Dashcam from the ambulance was released on social media yesterday that showed the ambulance speeding in the fast lane of the freeway with with its siren on and warning lights flashing at around 7:00pm September 6

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South African national fined for riding YouBike on freeway

A South African national was fined for riding a bicycle on National Highway 1 in New Taipei City last week, after she was allegedly guided onto the freeway by her smartphone. Police received reports of a woman seen riding a bicycle on the freeway headed northbound between Linkou and Wugu on Tuesday, June 27, at around 7:00 pm, A 24-year-old South African resident was stopped by police around 10 minutes later. The police officers took the errant cyclist back to

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Two freeway maintenance workers dead after trailer truck slams into work vehicle

Two road maintenance workers died at the scene of the accident after a B-double semi-trailer slammed into their vehicle parked on the shoulder of National Highway 3 in Miaoli County this morning, Monday, June 19. According to reports, the two men, one aged in his 30s, and the other in his 60s, were about to start mowing and weed removal beside the freeway at the 140.7 kilometer north mark in Tonxiao Township when a truck veered into the road shoulder

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Driver climbs out of Mini Cooper crushed by gravel truck

A driver climbed out on his own, but suffered three broken ribs, after a gravel truck crashed into a Mini Cooper, crushing it against the central traffic divider on National Highway 1 in Hsinchu County, Friday, April 7. According to reports, the driver of the Mini Cooper was traveling in the fast lane of the freeway southbound at the 83 kilometer mark in Hukou Township at around 2:40 pm, when a gravel truck in the center lane bumped into a

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Automatic driver assist involved in most collisions with freeway maintenance vehicles: 29 crashes in just 3 months

Taiwan’s National Highway Police Bureau is warning drivers to not be overdependent on automated driver assist systems after reviewing data on the causes of 29 incidents involving cars rear-ending freeway construction and maintenance vehicles so far this year. Police said that an increasing number of cars are equipped with advanced driver assistance Systems (ADAS). While these can reduce the burden on drivers, the systems are not flawless, and the driver still needs to maintain awareness and be able to maintain

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Chemical tanker accident causes 20km traffic jam

Traffic backed up as far as 20 kilometers, and National Highway 1 in Tainan City was blocked for around seven hours, after a chemical tanker carrying a highly volatile and toxic liquid was left stuck across the central traffic divider following a collision this morning, January 24. According to the National Highway Police Bureau, at around 6:30 am, a gravel truck merging into southbound traffic from an on ramp at the Tainan Interchange collided with a Formosa Plastics chemical tanker

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Man drives wrong way in freeway fast-lane: 1 dead, 1 injured

A man drove seven kilometers in the opposite direction to traffic on National Highway One in Tainan City, yesterday, causing chaos, and crashes involving four vehicles, leaving one dead, and one injured. According to the police investigation, the driver of an SUV, named Ho, entered the northbound lanes of the freeway at the 281 kilometer mark north of the Xinying Interchange at 4:16 pm, and proceeded to drive southbound in the fast lane. Cars were forced to dodge the errant

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Tesla on autopilot crashes into overturned truck

A Tesla crashed into an overturned truck on National Highway 1 this morning, and the driver said the car was on autopilot at the time, according to reports in United Daily News, and Liberty Times today, June 1. The Chiayi County Fire Bureau received reports at 6:40 am of a traffic accident involving a truck and a sedan in the southbound lanes at the 268.4 kilometer mark. Upon arriving at the scene, firefighters found both drivers unhurt, and both refused

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Woman jumps from moving car on freeway after husband stabs her

A woman in Kaohsiung City jumped from a moving car to escape being stabbed to death by her husband as they traveled on National Highway 10 this morning, January 28. The 38-year-old woman named Sun was traveling with her 51-year-old husband, named Liu, and their 2-year-old son, when the couple began to argue at around 10:40am. Mr Liu lost his temper, grabbed a knife, and stabbed Ms Sun. Ms Sun then jumped from the car at high speed, according to

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6 Dead, 11 Injured in Freeway Bus Crash

[Cover Picture: Kaohsiung Fire Bureau] Six passengers were killed, and 11 people injured in a late night bus crash on the National Freeway, Monday, September 11. The Aloha coach departed Kaohsiung at 11:00pm en route to Taipei. At the 348 kilometer mark at 11:46pm, the bus driver is suspected to have braked hard and swerved to avoid a car and then crashed into the central traffic separator. Reports in Chinese language news reports including United Daily News say that many

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1 Dead, 6 Injured After Truck Plows into Cars

Update: 3:17pm: 2 dead, 3 injured One person died and four were hospitalized after a truck plowed into cars on the National Highway in Tainan this morning. Tainan City Fire Bureau received a report of the accident at 7:56am. Six ambulances were dispatched to the scene of the crash. Highway Police said the deceased, a driver named Lin, died at the scene due to severe head injuries. Three males and one female were rushed to hospital with two described as

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