Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Here's an example of another bad habit of Filipino drivers.
The green Toyota Hi-Ace was blocking the lane for vehicles turning right on the Commerce and Acacia intersection in front of Ayala Alabang, despite the fact that the street leading to this intersection can accommodate around 5 lanes for vehicles crossing Acacia. No consideration talaga pag Pinoy!

Here's another vehicle with a tinted plate cover.
Had to play around with Photoshop to really bring out the details of his license plate.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Obviously, the driver of this Ford Expedition, seen in the middle of the intersection of Ortigas and Wilson, has no idea what that means.
Not only that, the driver actually turned left when the light was red! Madami tuloy ang sumunod sa kanya.

Saw this Ford Expedition this morning in Filinvest Alabang. Coming up from behind, the Expedition did not have a valid Philippine license plate and had no conduction sticker.
Once we got to the front of the Expedition, we were surprised to see that it sported an "8" plate.
From what I understand, these special plates issued to congressmen should be displayed on both the front and rear of the vehicle. Also, don't you think it's kinda wrong for a Philippine congressman to display a Virginia license plate on his vehicle?

Onli en da Philippines!

Saturday, February 25, 2006

And here we thought that only bus drivers were stupid enough to unload in a quite obviously illegal loading/unloading zone.

Saw this Civic heading southbound on SLEX at around 9:52am this morning, and noticed that he had mismatched plates. What makes it oh-so-worse is that the front plate is a government red plate, while the rear one is a civilian green plate.
Unfortunately, we couldn't get a clear picture of the front plate from the sideview mirror, despite attempting twice. However, there is no mistaking that the front plate is a red plate. Talagang ang kapal naman ng mukha ng may-ari nito'ng kotse'ng 'to! Dapat talaga'ng maaresto kagad yung mga gan'tong tarantado!

The stretch of SLEX between Pasay Rd. and the Magallanes flyover is really dangerous, due to the high number of pedestrians crossing the highway.
I wonder why the local government doesn't just build a pedestrian overpass for these people.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Saw this owner-type jeep turning left from Gov. Forbes to Dapitan, ignoring the red light, at around 7:29pm earlier tonight.
Sayang talaga at hindi ko nakunan ng malinaw na picture yung license plate n'ya.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Just look at these guys, seen traveling southbound down EDSA around 10:40 this morning, with their lights and sirens blaring! Ang kakapal!
If you look at the first pic, you'll see that the van actually has a license plate in front. But for some reason, they removed the one on the rear. Too bad the pic taken of their front isn't too clear.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Just look at this MMDA enforcer. Naka-hinto na nga yung jeepney sa likod n'ya, wala naman s'yang ginagawa.
Hoy manong! Baka hindi mo alam, bawal po'ng huminto d'yan sa lugar na 'yan!

Saw this Ford Everest on Commerce Ave. in Alabang this morning at around 7:08am.
Actually, he was only using it sparingly, kinda like a substitute for his horn. But, as it is a private vehicle, he really shouldn't have it in the first place.

Anyway, he turned right into Ayala Alabang soon after this shot was taken, so I assume he is a resident of the posh village.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Dang these jeeps!
You can easily see the traffic building up behind them while they unceremoniously load and unload their passengers right on the corner. In fact, they consistently block those crossing the intersection, both for vehicles heading north on EDSA and those coming from Crame.

Instead of staying under the flyover, the numerous MMDA enforcers stationed here should stand on this corner and prevent these jeepneys from stopping here.

Not really sure whose responsibility it is to fix these, but these cement road blocks (is that the right term?) should really be set aside as it eats up around a quarter of the outer lane on C5.
Not only does this force vehicles on this lane to merge with the middle lane, slowing down the traffic, it is also quite dangerous as I don't think this area is well lit at night.

Seen heading southbound on SLEX at around 1:31pm this afternoon. Uso na 'ata talaga ito sa mga pulis, a.

Ang tagal naman matuyo ng semento'ng ito! It's been four days since we first saw the repair done.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

I know I've declared before that I won't be posting pictures of vehicles violating the MVVRP, or coding, as it is more commonly known, but I just couldn't help posting these two. These were taken at 5:25pm on Connecticut Ave. in Greenhills.
Having tons of money doesn't mean that one can begin breaking the laws of the land. In fact, I feel that highly educated people such as these (or so I assume) have a deeper responsibility to the country. I just hope that they start to take this responsibility seriously and help lead this country of ours to greatness once again.

I know these guys don't really cause traffic (well, at least most of them), but it really riles me to see this kind of spending at this time.
The Ford Everest goes for a minimum of PhP 1,045,000.00 to a high of PhP 1,345,000.00, without any additional options (according to The Car Chart at motioncars.com).

On the other hand, giving government employees (those that aren't voted into office) these kinds of benefits might attract better and more morally-upright people, compared to our current crop. So I suppose there's an upside to this.

Congratulations to the city of Makati for working fast on fixing the manhole in front of Waltermart.
Well, relative to the two other examples we have seen, anyway. Two weeks is still pretty slow in our book, really. Especially since this is a major road.

Anyway, this was first reported on this post.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Seen heading southbound on SLEX around 9:16am this morning. Clearly another case of a cop ignoring the law for his own convenience.

Ang kapal nito'ng L300 na 'to.
Ang sikip-sikip na nga, sumingit pa

The manhole cover still hasn't been fixed, despite adding to the traffic on this major road caused by the loading and unloading of Don Bosco students and the ever-present-and-always-a-cause-for-headaches jeepneys.
This was first reported here.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

I actually saw that a new cover was already installed last night (Friday, February 10), but I didn't have my camera with me.
The first post on this was January 25, so it took around 26 days to replace the cover from the time it was reported here.

Here's another example of traffic enforcers' "hiding" style.
Again, these guys prefer catching violators after the fact instead of preventing it in the first place. Di ba, mali 'yon?

Anyway, a-anga-anga pa talaga 'tong pulis na 'to, at tinabihan pa yung No Parking sign!

Saw this traffic enforcer waiting (actually, more of hiding) on Amorsolo underneath the Skyway off-ramp, waiting for cars to do an illegal left turn from Arnaiz Ave. (formerly Pasay Rd.). Anyway, he waved down this old Pajero, who I suppose tried to beat the red light and failed, and started to talk to the driver.
Once the driver lowered his window, he immediately flashed an ID, and the enforcer let him go. Palakasan talaga dito sa Pilipinas!

Another thing I don't understand is that why do these enforcers "hide" and catch these violators after the fact, instead of staying at the intersection, visible to everyone, and prevent these people from violating the law. Can someone please explain this to me?

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Here's another manhole problem. This time, it's at Don Chino Roces (formerly Pasong Tamo), in front of Waltermart.
This post has been there for around a week now. Let's see how fast they can fix this one.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

The Jeep...I saw this yesterday along Kalookan near 9th and 10th Avenue.
While the Corolla, I saw it zooming at an insanely fast speed along EDSA.
What people would do to avoid being identified during coding or during an accident.

Thanks to Sze for the contribution!

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Here are pics of two Civics seen on C5 with tinted plate covers.

May nakikita pa kaya yung mga sakay nito?
Anyway, from my experience, it's extremely difficult to drive without being able to see behind you. So the loss of the use of the rearview mirror may pose a danger to all motorists.

Is advertising really worth this?

Think something like this was posted previously. Anyway, saw a couple of these this morning.

The first one:
The second one, which was way, way longer than the first, and caused a lot of traffic by driving on the middle lane, preventing vehicles on both sides from overtaking:
Sana naman sa rightmost lane sila. Also, you can see that the bikes that these "rent-a-cops" are using fall way below the 400cc limit of the SLEX, and that the diplomatic vehicle has an illegal red light beacon (or I think that's what they're called) on top.

I mean, I'm all for respecting the dead. But it's no excuse to inconvenience others, since they are using a public road.