By: Wang Shu-fen and Lilian Wu
Taipei, June 30 (CNA) Around 3,000 riders of heavy motorcycles are expected to gather outside the
Presidential Office on Saturday to push for the right to ride their big bikes on Taiwan’s national freeways.
Hung Tsung-pao (洪宗寶), who heads a large motorcycle association, said amended traffic management regulations passed by the Legislature in 2012 allow motorcycles over 550 cc to ride on certain sections of freeways at certain times to be set by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications.
But the law has never been put into effect despite several meetings on the issue by the ministry and a ministry pledge that it would begin a trial run.
Hung said the number of large heavy motorcycles is increasing at around 20,000 per year, but they have no access to the national freeways, which he said was “unfair.” [FULL STORY]