I've been driving in Taiwan about a month and am starting to become acclimated to it. The drivers aren't as bad as advertised, it's just there are too many cars (and motorbikes) for too small an area. I have to admit, it was quite intimidating at first but I've learned the tendencies of the drivers--there are rules, you just have to know them.
They say the first 10 combat missions for a fighter pilot are crucial and s/he will likely survive the war if they get through those. I believe it's the same for foreign drivers during their first month of navigating the roads here. At least, I hope so!