Make everyone's transportation life easier

Make everyone's transportation life easier

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Angelaikarain Arcangel started this petition to Drivers and

    Our country's problem with road congestion is, at its core, a problem of incentives: the right ones are simply not in place. Traffic has gotten worse not just in Metro Manila but also in key provincial cities that affects everyone's daily lives. 

There are many reasons why we suffer traffic jams every day. One of these is the rapid growth of the population. As a result of this, the number of cars is increasing annually. A further point is that there are more women drivers and younger drivers today than in the past. The increase in the number of trucks and commercial vehicles also causes traffic congestion. These vehicles move very slowly, sometimes stopping to unload goods, and blocking traffic. Road works are another major problem that can lead to streets being very crowded.

Traffic congestion has many effects. One of the most important is parking problems. People find it difficult to park their cars especially in the city center. Long delays in getting to and from work are another result, leading to less productivity from employees. There are also more accidents, because people become frustrated or angry due to the traffic jams. Pollution in the city center worsens as a result of car emissions, and the city becomes a less attractive place to live. Shops are forced to close in the city center and have to relocate to malls or to the outskirts of the city, where parking is available.

with about sixteen millionpeople inhabiting Metro Manila, traffic is in the brink of being unavoidable. There aremany projects that the MMDA implement like the Color Coding and construction ofhighways. They give some relief, considering that EDSA helped a lot in making the traffic flow in Manila easier. They should continue developingroad technology to improve the traffic condition in Metro Manila. Pedestrians make thetraffic worse, most of them cross streets wherever and whenever they like. No onewants to run anyone over, so this results into valuable seconds being wasted on thesepedestrians. Taxi's cut off one another, slowly moving into the next lane and sometimesforcing their way in. Bigger vehicles like buses and trucks don't edge, they simply moveover anything in their way will be crushed, causing accidents that could've beenavoided. Traffic lights mean little in Metro Manila. Drivers usually take advantage while itis still in the yellow light, and sometimes traffic enforcers act in behalf of them. The traffic in Metro Manila works like a loop, starting with traffic, ending with more traffic. The starting point of the loop is the natural traffic caused by overpopulation, and if we try to escape this by violating the rules, what we don’t know is that we actually cause more traffic. The violator is the only one the benefits, unless he is caught or his actions cause an accident. The problem is on us, but the solution lies in
us.

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