The cross-strait markets between the Mainland China and Taiwan are becoming much opener, with the stimulations of Taiwan government relevant policies, such as the opening up of relatives-visiting, mini-three links as well as signing written verifications and protocols across the Taiwan strait, in addition to the effect of both the Mainland China and Taiwan joining WTO. Besides, the dramatically increases of the investments from Taiwanese businesses, especially the high-tech industry, are resulting in the prosperity in terms of ecomonics and trades as well as the frequency of cross-strait people exchanges. Consequently, the conveniently perfect tools of transportation will make the communication of cross-strait people more prosperous, which raises the chances to use vehicles. All that mentioned above originates my motivation to research into the cross-strait statutes and the traffic safety.
The thesis is to elaborate the differences between cross-strait motor vehicle supervision systems: 1. the statutory provisions, including Road Traffic Safety Regulation, Act Governing the Punishment of Violation
of Road Traffic Regulations, points assessment system against driving records as well as other relevant administrative ordinances; 2. motor vehcile inspections, including the qualifications, restrictins as well as the documents required to apply for the license plates, the model year for vehicle inspection, and the frequency for older vehicles inspection; 3. the qualification of drivers, including the age and limitation of drivers tests, the items of test as well as how many points to pass through. That is to explore the cross-straits differences through the three territories of legal means, the people and the motor vehicles.
The main characteristics are presented as follows:
1. After citizens obtain drivers＇licenses, the authorities should implement legal means to regulate the them toward accurate, safe and legal behaviors.
2. Education, inspection and supervision are three inseparable factors to help citizens cultivate safe driving haibts and initiate harmony as well as smooth traffic environment.
3. There are regular vehicle inspection systems across the Taiwan Strait, which is to ensure the normal function of vehicle operation. In order to simplify the procedures for vehicle inspection, the feasibility of the “alternative system of maintenance and inspection＂ should be taken into account to keep the vehicle operating safe.
4. The current driving test system of Taiwan is lack of physical driving skills test. The main factor is to prevent corruption events and liabilities of traffic accidents during the test. But it results in the fact that some people are scare of driving on the roads, and that traffic accidents are caused becaused of bad driving skills, both of which are not the substance of driving tests.