Transportation in the Philippines is relatively embryonic, due to the country’s dispersed islands, and partly as a result of the government’s persistent underinvestment in the nation’s infrastructure. The Philippine government has been pushing to improve the transportation system in the country through various infrastructure projects.
“ We are the pedestrians”
Regular walking is important both for human health and for the natural environment. But we should know that even you are just walking on the street you still have to follow the road rules.
As we try to drive along EDSA we found out that the heavy traffic was not just because of infrastructure inadequacy.
But also because of overpopulated and freight city the road became a wide parking lot and do not forget the pedestrian.
These are the list of the reminders when you are in there road.
1.Cross only at the pedestrian crossing or or crosswalk.
Footways or footpaths (including any path along the side of a road) should be used if provided. If you have to step onto the road, look both sides first. Always show due care and consideration for others.
2.Don’t cross in the middle of the concrete barriers or between parked cars.
You should not cross between the parked car, simply because it is not visible by the coming cars. They expect that there were no people that stays there. Do not cross the concrete barriers. Those barriers signifies that crossing on that part of the road is prohibited.
3.Make sure drivers can see you before you cross
If the driver had stopped, make eye contact before you step into the road. Everyone of us were in a rush, but if each of us will take turns and give way to each other, the travel time will be shorten and become safe. No accident and no hassle! Just try to stop look and listen! Be sensitive enough to know if the cars will drive or not.
There are also basic rules when crossing in a traffic:
- Cross when traffic has come to a complete stop.
- Begin to cross when the green light flashes or the “Walk” signal appears.
- Do not start to cross if you see a flashing “Do Not Walk” symbol or the light turns yellow
- If you started to crossing, complete your crossing in safety.
- Never cross on a red light.
As the car getting umpteen, the pedestrian are also increasing in numbers, and it is difficult for the government to control and to implement rules. Even though the rules were implemented, the people were not afraid to violate the rule of law.
Watch this short video that shows how filipino people act on the road.