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Taiwan has been described as a “living hell for pedestrians” by a Facebook page with more than 24,000 followers. It attracted the attention of American and Japanese media.
Every year, more than 3,000 people lose their lives to traffic accidents in Taiwan, and 10% of them are pedestrians. In 2022, the number of traffic fatalities per 100,000 people in Taiwan was 13.2, about 6 times higher than Japan and Singapore.
What is the problem with Taiwan's traffic? Can the public outcry and international media attention help to improve road safety in Taiwan and shake off its bad reputation as a “living hell for pedestrians”?
In this episode of Global Heartbeat podcast, host Han Yong Hong and Lianhe Zaobao’s Taipei correspondent Woon Wei Jong discuss the traffic issues in Taiwan.
Hosted by Lianhe Zaobao’s Associate Editor, Han Yong Hong, Global Heartbeat is a Mandarin weekly news and current affairs podcast that is updated every Tuesday, 7.00 PM SGT. It is available on zaobao.sg, Apple Podcast, Google Podcasts, Spotify and other podcast platforms.
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2. 交通恶名昭彰，引起国际媒体注意 (00:07:49)
3. 台湾交通不是本区域最糟 (00:13:49)