Police target unyielding drivers

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 02, 2020
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter

Minister of the Interior Hsu Kuo-yung, right, and Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung, second right, watch as a police officer demonstrates a traffic stop at a news conference in Taipei’s Ximending area yesterday.
Photo: Chu Pei-hsiung, Taipei Times

The police yesterday began a program targeting drivers who fail to stop amid a rise in pedestrian deaths at intersections over the past few years.

The one-month campaign to enhance transportation safety at key intersections nationwide was launched by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) and the Ministry of the Interior (MOI).

Statistics from the transportation ministry showed that 2,865 people died within 30 days after being in a traffic accident last year, up from 2,780 in 2018, MOTC Minister Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) told a news conference in the Ximending (西門町) area’s 6th Square (6號廣場) in Taipei.

Sixty percent of those killed were involved in accidents at intersections, Lin said. 

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