Most Traffic Casualties in 2022: Tainan, Taoyuan 立委公布交通事故排名 台南居冠桃園第二

CNN Travel recently called Taiwan a "living hell for pedestrians." Now, New Power Party Legislator Chiu Hsien-chih revealed the top five cities and counties with the most road traffic casualties in 2022. 


The truck made a quick left turn and almost hit the lady crossing the road. The lady was petrified and backed up and fell to the ground. This happened in Taoyuan and the video clip went viral on the internet. CNN Travel recently reported that critics call Taiwan a "living hell for pedestrians." 

Citizen: “You have to be very careful whether driving or walking in Taoyuan. Road designs do not really prioritize pedestrians over vehicles.”

Citizen: “I think people don't obey traffic rules; that's why there are so many traffic incidents. I think there are more pedestrian walkways now in recent years.”

New Power Party Legislator Chiu Hsien-chih posted on Facebook over this matter and described the situation as "not just a living hell but also a graveyard for pedestrians." Chiu listed the top five cities and counties with the most traffic casualties in 2022, starting with Tainan City at the top, followed by Taoyuan City, Pingtung County, Hsinchu City, and finally Hualien County.

Lin Yen-feng, Coordinator, Trans. Safety Info. Sec., Dep. of Trans., Taoyuan: “The Taoyuan City Government will review and determine if the number of car lanes and their width needs to be adjusted. Traffic lights will also be adjusted and pedestrian walkways will be improved through construction. Road traffic casualties have gone down this year in Taoyuan.”

Taoyuan's Department of Transportation reported 2,540 road traffic casualties for every 100,000 pedestrians from January through November of 2022. Although the number of victims went down by 7 in comparison to 2021, the local government says they hope to lower the number, even more, this year by working on improving road designs such as the left turn lanes for scooters and crossroads with no traffic lights.

 

 

 

貨車左轉差點撞上過斑馬線的婦人,婦人嚇到倒退跌坐路邊,這段發生在桃園的影片在網路上被瘋傳,也讓台灣交通亂象登上國際媒體,被CNN封為行人地獄。

民眾認為:「在桃園不管是開車或走路都要很小心,在交通規劃的設施,其實沒有特別考慮到行人。」

也有民眾表示:「我覺得(沒)遵守交通規則的狀況,會比較多造成這種結果吧。因為其實人行道什麼,其實這幾年都有架設出來。」

時代力量立委邱顯智在臉書,以「不只是行人地獄,更是用路人墳場」為題貼文,同時公布交通地獄縣市排名,去(2022)年1至11月各縣市每10萬人死傷人數,前5名依序為台南市、桃園市、屏東縣、新竹市和花蓮縣。

桃市交通局交安資訊科專員林彥鋒指出:「桃園市政府持續透過工程的改善,包括檢討車道的配置與車道寬度、號誌實施的調整,以及行人空間的優化等等方式,目前事故死亡人數也有所降低。」

桃園交通局表示,透過工程的改善,桃園去年1至11月每10萬人死傷2540人,較110年同期減少7人,今年度也會持續檢討道路設計,包括偏心左轉車道、無號誌路口都是改善重點,希望再降低死傷人數。

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