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精選詞彙播客 Vocab Ep.103: 不禮讓行者會罰錢 Fine for not yielding to pedestrians

· 精選詞彙單元 Vocab

Summary:

In order to improve pedestrian safety, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications passed the amendment to raise the current penalty from NT1200 ~ NT3600 to NT1200 to NT6000. Although pedestrians have absolute right of way when walking on a crosswalk, accidents still happen from time to time caused by vehicles not stopping or giving way to pedestrians.

Vocabulary and Sample Sentences:

Amendment n. - a minor change to improve a text or legislation

  • MOTC passed the amendment to the Road Traffic and Penalty Act last week.
  • Civil groups and lobbyists proposed for the amendment of the Traffic and Penalty Act. 

Give way (to) ph.v. – to yield or surrender / to give precedence to other road users

  • Drivers often forget to give way to pedestrians in the narrow alleys of Taipei.
  • Peter gave way to his shopping desires and bought a ton of candies for Christmas. 

Fined v. – to charge someone as punishment

  • Pedestrians are fined for j-walking.
  • You will get a fine if you drive too fast. 

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