Friday, September 16, 2011

Chaotic scene

Here’s a chaotic scene. I am wondering if the inundation in the city by single motorcycles that transport passengers to and fro, and the careless and reckless driving these drivers demonstrate on the road are regulated by any means, by the city’s traffic enforcement or the rightful national government agency.

Gee, they are like ants crawling all over the place. They don’t wear helmets; they don’t follow traffic rules; they disregard the proper lanes; they are totally “kings of the road”. What’s wrong with this picture, pray tell?

Will they ever be regulated? Or that is how regulation works in this part of the country? Pathetic.

I drive. I speak from first-hand experience. I know how frustrating they are to drivers who follow rules and drive with basic safety in mind. Why are they all over the city?

Who is going to regulate the lordship of these drivers who think the rest of the human race owes them a living even when they blatantly disregard traffic rules and become a clear and present danger on the road? They exhibit no road sense at all. Who cares huh? All the rest of the city drivers can go hung; curse and cuss, get exasperated whenever these “commercial” or “for hire” single motorcycle drivers overtake illegally; overtake at an unsafe distance; cut an overtaken vehicle; fail to give way to an overtaking vehicle; overtake when left side is not visible or clear; overtake on a crest or grade; overtake at an intersection; fail to give proper turn/stop signals; and cause an obstruction to traffic. You can add to the list. Oh yeah, the rest of the population can go hung. They are the kings of the road after all.

Ah, maybe, this is the sign of progress.

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And while at single motorcycles that ferry paying passengers, may I reiterate my question as to who will monitor the city’s tricycle drivers who do not – and deliberately at that, honor the students’ discounted fare? Why are the students abused? Because they are timid and don’t want a fight with bully drivers? Something is really wrong with this picture.

To the regulating agency of government or the city government itself, kindly attend to this concern, for the sake of the students. 

Food for thought:

Road sense is the offspring of courtesy and the parent of safety.  -Australian Traffic Rule

The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it.  -Dudley Moore

You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.  -Author Unknown

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