Date: Jun 19, 2017
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter
More than 1,500 people on July 1 are to ride their large motorcycles on national freeways to petition for their right to access the roads.
The Ministry of Transportation and Communications bans motorcycles with an engine volume of 550cc or larger from using the majority of freeways on the grounds that members of the public and local governments strongly oppose the measure.
Motorcyclists can only ride on the shoulder of Freeway No. 3A (Xinhai Road) and expressways.
The petitioners said that the Legislative Yuan has already passed legislation allowing people to ride large motorcycles on certain sections of the freeways. [FULL STORY]