Taiwan’s transportation ministry has increased fines on traffic rule breaks. Drivers who fail to follow traffic rules such as showing an indicator while switching lanes etc will face a heavy fine from the September month.
Because of the increasing traffic violence, the transportation ministry has taken this step. They have done heavy changes in fines for different traffic rule breaks. For an example, if a motorist fail to indicate a lane switch while actually doing it he or she will face increased fine between NT$3,000 and NT$6,000 as per the ministry.
The current fine for the same offence is NT$1,200 and NT$1,500. Therefore it seems that government is going to double the fines for even the small offences which is not completely wrong as silly mistakes like not giving an indicator while switching lanes can cause major accidents and people can hurt badly.
Other offences like cutting the line in highway exits will also face increased penalty. Ministry said that the driver has to pay between NT$3,000 and NT$6,000 for the offence.
Heavy motor vehicles like tour buses will be checked on freeways to make sure they are not in the violence of any traffic laws from next month, said the ministry.