The self-driving system is quite prevalent nowadays that it’s becoming unsurprising to see drivers sleeping while on freeways, but recently a social media user in Taiwan discovered a non-self-driving car with a driver that dares to play on his phone without holding the steering wheel.
The crazy and dangerous stunt led the social media user to exclaim, “This is too ridiculous!”
According to the post shared on Facebook, the social media user saw the man not only didn’t hold the steering wheel while driving on the highway but was also playing games on his phone, causing the car to drift from side to side.
It terrified surrounding cars so much that most deliberately drove around it.
The social media user wrote that they felt very angered by the scene, adding, “This is the highway; not your home! I have a small child in the car, and this stunt is extremely dangerous.”
She also questioned if this was a poor man’s version of a Tesla.
The post triggered heated discussions among others online with one jokingly commenting, “I thought he was trying to drive straight to hell.”
Another angrily asked why the man was allowed to drive on the highway with that type of disregard for others, while others urged the social media user to report the man to the police.
According to the Act Governing the Punishment of Violation of Road Traffic Regulations (道路交通管理處罰條例), the maximum penalty for this type of reckless driving including using a cell phone while at the driver’s seat on the road can see a fine of up to NT$24,000.