Thursday, March 5, 2009

Safety


Count 'em. Go ahead.
And when you're finished there,
count the number of helmets you see...

Welcome to the Streets of Taiwan.

13 comments:

insomniaclolita said...

DO they capture people who dont wear helmets? we used to have the same problems over here but then there's a severe penalty for it so people wear them.

Lindsay Champion said...

A winter hat is so not a helmet. That girl better have a metal plate in her head or really, really want one.

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Rachel Tamed said...

Cute! Hope things are going well for you!

Samantha said...

Uh oh, spaghetti-o's. That poor kid; all squished with it's head all unprotected and vulnerable.

Chase said...

they supposedly have laws preventing helmetless riding but you see this all the time.

No one's guessed at how many people are on the bike. It's more than the first glance...

BLOGitse said...

are there more cars or bikes?
would be nice see more street photos...normal daily life...
Take care!

Renée said...

Yay another update on Chase's blog!

Hee hee. Those ppl would so get arrested had they lived in Holland :p

brittanybaker said...

I guess 4 people on the bike??

I'm fairly sure that the little one in the front isn't going anywhere...

PerplxinTexan♥ said...

Woah. I never would've thought to look at the girl.

But, surely the parents know that her winter hat of yarn will DEFINITELY protect her from an impending shattered skull.

PerplxinTexan♥ said...

Oh my goodness I just saw another one. How terribly dreadful.

Chase said...

@perplxin: you would think so, but seeing Parents with helmets and children - holding on for dear life - with out is seriously SUCH a common site here.

It's one thing about Taiwan culture that infuriates me more than most else.

Occupied Funk said...

They probably can see how many are on the bike but perhaps like some third world countries there is a lack of adherence to traffic and safety regulations. In some countries, there is no regard for the traffic lights. Red, yellow and green will stand for the same thing. So I don't think they can't see how many are on the bike. I think it’s down to the culture like you concluded. I agree with you and it’s even much worse in some other countries but I would love to visit Taiwan, it seems a very interesting place to be.
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Lynzi Andre said...

Hahaha oh yes. Now that was always an entertaining site to see.

..those poor kids.

Did we ever see 5? I feel like I did once..