Ko demands action on accident, traffic ‘hot spots’ in Taipei

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 01, 2015
By: Abraham Gerber  /  Staff reporter

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday ordered the capital’s Department of Transportation to address accident and traffic jam “hot spots,” in addition to existing work on illegal parking hot spots.

He made his remarks during the city government’s monthly traffic report.

Department Commissioner Chung Hui-yu (鐘慧諭) said that traffic jams would be difficult to address by focusing on hot spots, because the road network is largely fixed.

Department officials also said that, because traffic deaths showed patterns of randomness, it would be difficult to achieve reductions by targeting hot spots.     [FULL  STORY]

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