What is considered common sense in one country is not necessarily considered common sense in another. Common sense differs from place to place and from era to era. Sometimes, what is common sense in Japan is not common sense in other countries. It is one of the most exciting parts of traveling abroad to catch a glimpse of such differences in common sense.
It may be an exaggeration, but one of the biggest differences between Japan and Taiwan is the way motorcycles are ridden in Taiwan. In Taiwan, there are more motorcycles than you can imagine, and most of them are moped scooters of 50 cc or less. I often see people riding two people on moped scooters, which is prohibited in Japan. Some even have three people riding on a scooter. In Taiwan, two-seater riding may not be prohibited even on scooters.
The family in the photo also had three people riding together on one motor scooter. Upon closer inspection, all three were wearing helmets. It may be okay for more than one person to ride a moped scooter, but it may be the same in Japan and Taiwan that helmets must be worn.
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