From February to April, the Traffic Brigade of the New Taipei City Police Department implemented the "Pedestrian Right of Way Law Enforcement", and the number of illegal reports increased significantly.
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[Reporter He Yuhua/New Taipei Report] The Traffic Brigade of the New Taipei City Police Department carried out "Pedestrian Right of Way Law Enforcement" from February to April. According to statistics, so far this year, 6,540 violations have been reported by vehicles, compared to 3,194 by mid-February. , In more than a month, the number of reports has nearly doubled; according to statistics, there have been 662 pedestrian-involved accidents so far this year, a decrease of about 20% compared to the same period last year.
The National Chiao Tung University pointed out that there were more than 3,000 pedestrian accidents in New Taipei City last year. The New Taipei Police implemented the "Pedestrian Right of Way Enforcement" from February to April this year. According to statistics, so far this year, 6,540 violations have been reported by vehicles and 5,861 violations by pedestrians. A total of 4,891 cases have been banned compared with the same period last year; and a total of 662 pedestrian-involved accidents have been involved so far this year, a decrease of about 20% compared to the same period last year.
The National Chiao Tung University stated that in addition to the police stopping and reporting on the spot and immediately educating and correcting the violators’ perceptions, technological law enforcement equipment is also installed at accident-prone intersections. Six of them can automatically detect pedestrian violations and use artificial intelligence for image analysis. , taking within one lane width (approximately 3 meters) away from the direction of pedestrians and the front suspension has entered the pedestrian crossing as the criteria for banning, to prevent and control illegal behaviors that endanger pedestrians around the clock.
The National Chiao Tung University emphasized that the Ministry of Communications has completed the revision procedure of the "Uniform Penalty Criteria and Handling Rules for Violations of Road Traffic Management Incidents". Starting from March 31, it will not suspend pedestrian crossings to allow pedestrians to pass first, and vehicles at unsigned intersections will not comply. It is stipulated that the penalty for items such as stopping and yielding will be increased, especially the part where the car does not stop yielding to pedestrians will be fined 3,600 yuan.