Scooters in Taiwan

My first scooter ride in Taiwan, from the Xinzhuang District of New Taipei City, across the Da'an Bridge and into the Banqiao District, where we ran a red light on our way to Xinpu Station (Taipei Metro). Pretty much everyone in Taipei, it seems, rides a scooter. Yesterday I walked around New Taipei at about seven in the morning and saw many parents driving their children to school on scooters; sometimes the parents would be wearing helmets but not the children.