Archive for April 14, 2011

Bored at traffic

Posted: April 14, 2011 in Uncategorized

I don’t know what’s with Wednesday (April 13, 20110). Yesterday’s traffic was just too much amidst the upcoming holidays and the kids are off from school. The traffic jam at Paseo De Roxas, Makati was just awful. To take away the stress of being stuck in a jam, I decided to take some photos while I was inside the car.


What is the correct way of changing lanes when driving? You turn on your turn signal right? I’m sure every driver in the metro right now has experienced what I’m about to say on this post. Transferring from one lane to another seems to be an irritating moment for most drivers. I don’t really understand why drivers behind you or beside you tend to go faster whenever they see the vehicle’s turn signals on and about to change lane. It’s just but natural for the freakin’ drivers to step on the gas to fill the lane and not to make the vehicle changing lanes pass. What is the rush they get out of it? I guess its innate to most Filipino drivers that when we see a vehicle about to change lane, we just have to go faster to block the vehicle’s path.

Give the turning vehicle a break! At least, it’s changing lanes properly by flashing the turn signal and not just cut off the vehicles beside t.

For most drivers on the streets these days, a flashing turn signal would mean “go faster!” or probably they hear this voice yell out to them as if its coming from the race engineer on the pits, “Don’t let ’em pass. You need to accelerate! Go! Go! Go!”

Next time a you see a vehicle flashes its turn signal on, ease up on the gas pedal and let the vehicle pass. Let’s not add on to the stress we have from work and all other problems we face. Imagine, if thousands of drivers would be courteous even on changing lanes alone, we can absolutely be successful in reducing stress.

On a final note, I would like to share to you a picture taken from a track oval…..

STAY ON YOUR LANE on a track oval? You gotta be kidding me! haha!

Looks like we’re all headed nowhere! Not only do we swerve on on the streets but even on the track oval as well.Β  <sigh!> Do joggers need turn signals too? πŸ™‚