By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
With tourists visiting the offshore Green Island (Lyudao) increasing every day as the summer vacation is approaching, Taitung County police chief went to the island to give guidance to motorcycle rentals and bed and breakfast providers on motorcycle safety.
Taitung County Police Chief Wang Chin-yuan went together with two of the county’s chief traffic officers.
Thirty-three people have been injured in 21 accidents that have happened on Green Island’s narrow and curvy highways since the beginning of this year, and most of the accidents were caused by speeding and not being familiar with road conditions around the island, according to the county police bureau.
County police said it would step up efforts to punish violations, urging people to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle to reduce severity of injury in case of an accident. [FULL STORY]