The January 23, 2000 edition of the English-language China Times quoted some horrifying recent statistics on Taiwan's traffic. The article said that in 1999, 20.63 million traffic citations were given out. That's nearly one for every person (including babies) in the whole country! This was an increase of 5.47 million from the previous year. The statistics also showed a total of 2,487 (reported) accidents resulting in 2,393 deaths (96% fatality rate). In 1998 there were 2,720 accidents reported which resulted in 2,507 deaths (92% fatality rate).
This car was either flying, made of tissue paper, or both! Notice the marks on the tree above the car, the lack of tracks leading up to the accident site, and the fact that this very small tree isn't even slightly bent!
Gravel trucks are also notorious for violating traffic regulations and causing fatalaties in Taiwan. Be sure to stay out of their way! Read the entire China Times article here.