Sunday, September 25, 2005

One of the things that really show how inconsiderate Filipino drivers are is the counterflow. The fact that the driver does not care if he blocks the cars going the other way just so that he can get ahead of everyone else is just so, so, so...well, what can i say?

Don't get me wrong. The counterflow can be an effective tool to reduce traffic if properly managed by well-trained traffic enforcers. But most of the time, it's something that the drivers initiate, which leads to more traffic.

Here's a pic that shows what I mean. This was taken at the road beside St. Paul's in Pasig, going up to Meralco Ave, last Friday, September 23, at around 7:31pm.
This is a 4-lane road so taking up one more shouldn't really have been a problem, even if it is technically illegal to do so. But these guys didn't just take up the one lane. They were straddling between two lanes going the other way, preparing to take up the fourth one in case the opportunity opens. This was further aggravated by the fact that there were cars parked on both sides of the road.

Like I always say, the song Magkaisa should really be changed to Makaisa.