http://bobhonest.blogspot.com/2010/03/foreigners-and-accidents-deadly-example.html) nobody cares what is really dangerous in traffic. Like when you follow the truck in the pic in one of my previous posts (http://bobhonest.blogspot.com/2010/03/suvs-buring-hole-into-ozone-layer.html) you will come to a big plus-shaped crossing with traffic lights. But big trucks come from some kind of sand factory ground and enter the crossing in a sharp angle without any traffic lights. Of course the heavy sand trucks assume to have priority and speed with high velocity into the crossing waiting for everybody else to let them pass, simply because they are bigger. I once had to break hard for a betlenut chewing nutcase and his truck and only recently I saw a smashed Honda SUV at the very same crossing, the truck standing close by.
No rocket science this will happen again and again. Or the crossing in Taipei in front of my workplace. A three-lane crossing with traffic lights, shaped like the star in a Mercedes-Benz emblem. The fun about it is: the two lower lanes (at 4 and 8 o'clock in the star) have green at the very same time! This always leads to collisions of scooters who assume to have green exclusively and speed into the crossing. WHAM! Cries of pain, injured people crawling on the road's surface and laughing pedestrians. Sense of humor Taiwan style. Taiwan, touch your heart. One last time.
Sigh, another Monday morning, I am still here and all I do is nag about things which will never change :-)