In Taiwan, foreign visitors may drive with their International driving permits for 30 days. After first 30 days in Taiwan, a driver must apply at the Motor Vehicles Office for an extension of his International driving permit. The maximum period of validity for the International driving permit is one year.

The main Taiwanese road traffic rules:

  • Traffic moves on the right and overtaking is on the left side of the road.
  • The minimum driving age is 18 years.
  • The speed limit when approaching a railroad crossing is 15 km/h (9 mph), in built up areas – 60 km/h (37 mph), outside built up areas – 80 km/h (50 mph) on freeways – 100 km/h (62 mph), on highways – 110 km/h (68 mph).
  • The third-party liability insurance is mandatory.
  • The permitted blood alcohol level is 0.05%.
  • Drivers and passengers in the front seat must wear seatbelts.
  • Motorcyclists and riders of scooters must wear protective helmets.
  • Every driver must have a valid International driving permit and passport or Alien Residence Certificate (ARC) card.
  • The police phone number is 110.

On the roads, many signs show names of places and streets in Chinese language only.
To drive a scooter or a motorcycle in Taiwan, any person need to a have driver license too; the requirements to a driver license for a motorcycle are the same as for a vehicle driver license.   

Taiwanese Traffic Signs

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