70 Construction Truck Slow Crashes from Jan. to Oct. 國道施工車.緩撞車遭撞 迄10月共70件

According to official statistics, there were 70 accidents involving construction trucks and cars in the first 10 months of this year. Of the 70, 31 had driver-assist systems installed in their vehicles and most were relatively new cars.


This past April, the driver of this white Tesla failed to pull over for the police and ended up crashing into the patrol car. According to police, the accident was caused by the driver-assist system, which the driver had turned on because he was sleepy. Thirty-one of the 70 freeway accidents involving a construction truck and a car reported in the first 10 months of the year involved cars with driver-assist systems.

Hsu Fu-sheng, Section Chief, Traffic Management Division, Freeway Bureau: “Of course, we don't have direct evidence proving that the driver-assist systems of these cars were on and the drivers weren't paying attention. However, this ratio shows that driver-assist systems could be an issue.”

There are six types of situations when automatic braking systems don't activate in time, including when the difference in speed with the car directly in front of you is too high, when the car directly in front of you is not moving, when going up and down slopes, when making turns, when the car in front of you is not driving in the middle of the lane, when a car switches lanes suddenly, when the car in front of you makes a sudden turn, and also unusual situations involving cars and motorcycles and unusual weather. 

Hsu Fu-sheng, Section Chief, Traffic Management Division, Freeway Bureau: “Driver-assist systems don't make a car self-driving. The systems currently available in Taiwan are not capable of self-driving, so drivers still have to pay attention to road conditions at all times.”

The Freeway Bureau says drivers should remain fully engaged when driving and not be overreliant on driver assist systems. In addition, taking your hands off the wheel is punishable by fines of NT$6,000 to NT$24,000 and a six-month license suspension. If an accident is caused by a driver taking his hands off the wheel, his license will be permanently revoked.
 

 

 

今年四月份,國道上一台白色特斯拉看見員警指揮卻絲毫沒減速,迎面衝撞巡邏車,警方調查駕駛沒有酒駕,但精神不濟開啟了輔助駕駛功能,才會釀禍。除了交通意外,根據統計今年一到十月份,國道上施工車及緩撞車遭撞的事件共有70件,其中有31件肇事車輛都有輔助駕駛系統功能。

高公局交通管理組科長徐福聲指出:「當然我們不能有直接的證據說,當時的這個車輛是開啟輔助駕駛,然後駕駛人他就沒有在注意前方這個狀況,但是從這個比例上,我想可能還是要特別注意就是說有輔助駕駛系統的車輛。」

高工局呼籲駕駛就算啟動系統仍要留意路況,因為有六大情境可能讓煞車系統無法即時啟動,像是和前車速差過大或是前車是靜止的狀態、上下坡大路段、彎道路段、前車未行駛於車道正中間、突然切入車道的車輛、前車突然轉向、特殊形狀的車輛和摩托車以及特殊天候,都可能造成造成輔助駕駛系統無法精準預測。

高公局交通管理組科長徐福聲說明:「車輛輔助駕駛系統只是用來輔助,它並不是自動駕駛,基本上,目前市面上還沒辦法做到全自動駕駛這樣的一個程度,所以駕駛要隨時注意前方一個路況。」

高公局呼籲駕駛不要過度依賴輔助系統,如果開車雙手離開方向盤就屬於危險駕駛,可處6千到兩萬4罰鍰,並吊扣汽車牌照六個月,如果因此肇事,將會吊銷駕照。
 

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