Multi-language posters for migrant workers to understand “right-of-way”
【NIA Global News】／translated by Amy Hsieh
The Tainan City Police Department precinct 6 held a road safety lecture on “Intersection Rights of Way?” (遵守路權安全詩), to help migrant workers understand traffic rules in Taiwan. The Tainan City Police Department explained road signs, markings, and signals, aiming to help migrant workers learn the “right-of-way,” such as the concept of a major and a minor road.
The poster of the lecture contains five languages, including Chinese, English, Indonesian and Thai. The Tainan City Police Department reminds the public to obey traffic rules, since 90% of the traffic accidents in Taiwan are caused by human factors.
According to statistics from MOL, the total population of migrant workers in Taiwan has reached over 710,000 people. Due to the growing population of migrant workers in Taiwan, the Tainan City Police Department hopes to help migrant workers understand traffic rules. They also provide multi-language traffic rule posters for the migrant workers.
The “right-of-way” refers to who goes first in road traffics. The concept is important because it helps establish traffic order, maintain road traffic safety, and judge the responsibility for traffic accidents.
The director of the Tainan City Police Department, Chen Jin Wen says, many migrant workers are fined because of violating traffic rules in Taiwan. This is usually caused by the unfamiliarity of traffic regulations or language barriers. Hence, to reduce traffic accidents, the Tainan City Police Department launched multi-language posters, to help migrant workers understand traffic rules.