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Confusing "no motorcycles allowed" sign

Postby maoman » Sat Mar 22, 2014 09:01

So a friend was asking if it was ok to drive motorcycles on Hwy 5 between Nangang and Qidu, so I jumped into Google Earth and found this pic:
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The sign features a motorcycle in a red circle with a slash across - that part's clear enough. But then they confuse things by adding >=550cc. Why would they do that? Logically, one would assume that motorcycles UNDER 550cc would be ok, but no, that's not the law. Why not just say "no motorcycles". By this reasoning, they could say, "no motorcycles>=550cc that are red with horns that go ba-WOO-ba, and it would still have the same meaning. Argh.

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Re: Confusing "no motorcycles allowed" sign

Postby Bubbha » Sun Mar 23, 2014 19:32

It may mean "No motorcycles, except over 550 cc". It would not surprise me.
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Re: Confusing "no motorcycles allowed" sign

Postby maoman » Sun Mar 23, 2014 22:57

Bubbha wrote:It may mean "No motorcycles, except over 550 cc". It would not surprise me.

No, it means no motorcycles at all. Here's another example, on the Jianguo Overpass, where motorcycles are allowed all the way up to Minquan East Road. After the exit to Minquan (the lane on the far right in the picture), the highway turns on to National Hwy No. 1, where no motorcycles are allowed.

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By this logic, they should put up signs reminding the public that left-handed people should not drink and drive. :doh:
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Re: Confusing "no motorcycles allowed" sign

Postby shiadoa » Mon Mar 24, 2014 00:17

A possible explanation may be that the "Law" now allows larger Bikes on Freeways etc BUT this being Taiwan, various Counties still decided they would not allow them. Although the Legislative Yuan say they should, they don't care. TIT.
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Re: Confusing "no motorcycles allowed" sign

Postby Bubbha » Mon Mar 24, 2014 00:58

Then I guess it means "No motorcycles. This means you too, big bike riders." Because big bike riders might think a "no motorcycles" sign only applies to little bikes.
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