6 out of 10

I saw this TV Patrol report wherein an MMDA person claims that 6 out of 10 drivers are reckless drivers. Personally, I think that’s a very, very conservative estimate. It’s more like 9 out of 10 if you ask me.

And the person added that “overspeeded is somewhat reckless already.” Somewhat??? I think Filipino drivers have very, very little regard for speed limits. MMDA (or local government untis or DPWH?) should place (more) speed limit signs. And we should have a general rules for, say, highways or avenues versus residential or community areas.

I know that being stuck in traffic most of times makes us want to step on the gas pedal when the opportunity presents itself. Again, it’s not about not knowing rules. It’s a simple safety sense – not just for the driver but for the pedestrians and commuters as well.

It always boils down to an attitude problem (which is more like a cultural problem when I think about it) towards rules and law, and those who make and implement them.

At matigas lang talaga ulo natin.

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