In Taipei, a pillion rider waits impatiently for the lights to change. In Taipei, the traffic can get quite frenetic, with motorcycles being the dominant type of vehicle on the road, and drivers who drive like they were piloting motorbikes instead. At intersections, in recognition of the bikes' superior acceleration from standstill, there's a box about 1.5 motorcycles length for bikes to filter to the front, to quickly get past intersections when the lights change. The lights have a timer countdown, so everyone knows when to start revving their engines. Compared to Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh city though, Taipei feels a lot more zen; almost nobody honks their horns unless an accident is imminent.