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.