It's hard to fathom just how bad traffic can be in Asia. Sure, we hear about 60-mile-long jams and that motorists in China lose nine days a year to traffic, but until you can actually bear witness to the madness that is rush hour in an Asian city, there's no way to know how bad it is. It makes Los Angeles' 101 freeway seem like a joyous, relaxing day cruise.

Take this video, for example. This is Taiwan, where traffic is so bad that the very best vehicle for congested areas, the scooter, is absolutely crippled by the sheer number of people on the road. We can't tell from the video what time of day this is, although we sincerely hope that this is rush hour, and not what you might see at 1:00 PM on a Wednesday. Unfortunately, the source of the video is a bit short on context.

Scroll down and have a look, and be happy that you aren't stuck dealing with such madness.


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      MuscleCar Gto
      • 5 Months Ago
      In Taiwan the scooter is cheap low tax ,other reson the car in Taiwan the price is to expensive and high tax lot taiwanese can't afford the car. sorry I am taiwanese my english is very poor......
        Edsel
        • 5 Months Ago
        @MuscleCar Gto
        Your english is very good. Thank you for learning english.
          Human
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Edsel
          Nicely said. Your english is also very good!
      waetherman
      • 5 Months Ago
      I'm not sure I'd describe that as a jam - seems like it was flowing just fine when the light changed.
      林志學
      • 5 Months Ago
      This is the filming location. https://www.google.com.tw/maps/@25.062807,121.51109,3a,75y,305.48h,88.44t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1su4to8Yu0v6hFvPiuaib44Q!2e0?hl=zh-TW Scooters were banned for using overpass right above, all the commuters have to wait for the unnecessary traffic light under the overpass. This is why the scooter waterfall happens every rush hour. Ministry of transportation believes CAR is the only righteous personal transportation tool, than put the others into political black hole.
      WMB
      • 5 Months Ago
      Imagine it's in the USA, replace each scooter with a car or SUV or truck....now that will a traffic jam.
        林志學
        • 5 Months Ago
        @WMB
        You got it. That's exactly our(Taiwan) government wants us to do. In real world, over 80% Taiwanese family both own a car and scooters, and select by traffic condition.
      Krayzie
      • 5 Months Ago
      it's also taken from a less than flattering angle. And if this were taken in America, there'd be 3 accidents a minute because everyone would be looking at their cell phone. Less people on the road though, because so many are unemployed!
      cpt
      • 5 Months Ago
      This is definitely rush hour traffic. Normally it looks like this: https://www.google.com/maps/@25.062807,121.51109,3a,75y,279.35h,81.18t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1su4to8Yu0v6hFvPiuaib44Q!2e0
      Rochester
      • 5 Months Ago
      On the whole, those look like some really nice scooters.
      johnnythemoney
      • 5 Months Ago
      And not a single wheelie was given that day.
        FRD
        • 5 Months Ago
        @johnnythemoney
        Not a single obscene gesture was given either.
      ffelix422
      • 5 Months Ago
      Two nerds died during the making of this video.
      KEVIN PAUL
      • 5 Months Ago
      LOL !!! LOL !!!! LOL ......I cannot stop laughing
      bootsnchaps60
      • 5 Months Ago
      Now we know where the duck swarm got its idea.
      GT23
      • 5 Months Ago
      TAIPEI TAIWAN ALL THE WAY!! STAND TALL!! GT 23 FOR LIFE!!!
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