Scor­pios rank 1st place in run­ning red lights


Mo­tor­cy­clists who have the as­tro­log­i­cal sign Scorpio are the most fre­quent run­ners of red lights in Taipei City, the Mo­tor Ve­hi­cles Of­fice re­ported yesterday.

Scor­pios, those born be­tween Oct. 23 and Nov. 22, were caught run­ning red traf­fic lights in 1,282 cases in 2015 alone in Taipei, ac­cord­ing to the of­fice’s sta­tis­tics.

In its first-ever re­port an­a­lyz­ing the as­tro­log­i­cal signs of red light vi­o­la­tors on scoot­ers or mo­torcy- cles, the of­fice said that Capri­corns placed sec­ond and those with the star sign Libra had the third-most vi­o­la­tions in the city.

Taurus placed last with the fewest num­ber of vi­o­la­tions due to their con­ser­va­tive na­ture, the of­fice said.

Mafalda, a pop­u­lar horo­scope an­a­lyst, stated that both Scor­pios and Capri­corns set high ex­pec­ta­tions in their jobs and will likely run red lights in their rush to work, even if those with their star sign are nor­mally law-abid­ing. Li­bras are more likely to hes­i­tate when de­cid­ing to run a yel­low light — which then causes them to run a red light in the end. Those with the con­ser­va­tive-na­tured Taurus star sign go slow and steady on the other hand, and are of­ten the slow­est riders, the an­a­lyst said.

Whether one is law- abid­ing de­pends on one’s per­son­al­ity, ed­u­ca­tion and ob­ser­vance of reg­u­la­tions, Li Ker-tsung ( ), as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor in the Depart­ment of Traf­fic and Trans­porta­tion En­gi­neer­ing and Man­age­ment at Feng Chia Univer­sity. Li ad­vo­cates catch­ing vi­o­la­tors at the scene of the light run­ning of­fence for more ef­fec­tive law en­force­ment.

Ac­cord­ing to the sta­tis­tics re­leased by the Taipei City Mo­tor Ve­hi­cles Of­fice, out of a to­tal of 13,923 tick­ets, Scorpio came first at 1,282, fol­lowed by Capricorn’s 1,238; Libra’s 1,229; Sagittarius’ 1,199; Leo’s 1,195; Virgo’s 1,191; Gemini’s 1,161; Can­cer’s 1,158; Aquarius’ 1,151; Aries’ 1,058; Pisces’ 1,043 and Taurus at 1,018.

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