By: Worthy Shen and Kay Liu
Taipei, April 28 (CNA) Six Hong Kong tourists riding heavy motorcycles who
were following a navigation system were stopped Thursday by police on the National Freeway No.5, where motorbikes are not allowed.
The National Highway Police Bureau said that it received a call about motorcycles traveling northbound on the freeway between the northeastern county of Yilan and Taipei, which is not open to motorcycles, Thursday afternoon.
The bikers, who have been on a road trip around Taiwan, said they followed Google’s navigation system on their handsets and took the freeway from its start at the Su’ao interchange in Yilan, but did not notice the sign that says the freeway is only for cars.
The travelers from Hong Kong were on the third day of a five-day trip, they said. [FULL STORY]