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fivestarph

Not sure if this works, but a different view.

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Goetz1965

Hope that bus driver sits long time in jail

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lamoe
19 minutes ago, Goetz1965 said:

Hope that bus driver sits long time in jail

You mean the ex-Jeepny driver? Talking with an OZboy by the pool about this. His license fixer got her brother a full livery / commercial  license, semi - bus -taxi etc. as his first license , never having driven before.

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mikecon3

I must have missed something...the light is green, how is it the bus drivers fault? I understand the ambulance has his lights and siren on, doesn't mean the bus saw or heard him, it is in the city. The bus was all ready in the intersection, the ambulance should have slowed down at the intersection since he had a red light...and could see the bus was there. Perhaps I'm looking at it wrong from the perspective of someone that doesn't drive in the city there.

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lamoe
29 minutes ago, mikecon3 said:

I must have missed something...the light is green, how is it the bus drivers fault? I understand the ambulance has his lights and siren on, doesn't mean the bus saw or heard him, it is in the city. The bus was all ready in the intersection, the ambulance should have slowed down at the intersection since he had a red light...and could see the bus was there. Perhaps I'm looking at it wrong from the perspective of someone that doesn't drive in the city there.

 "Right of way" something totally unknown here. If the ambulance slowed down, every other driver would try to get though before letting him pass. From left, right, towards you or coming from behind.

There is the mentality here that if you don't look left / right / rear view mirror there will be no vehicles coming.

"Even if the road looks clear, always proceed with caution; many accidents in intersections have been caused by vehicles appearing out of nowhere running a red light, colliding with others who have otherwise been cleared to proceed."

Tata wondered why I always slow down at intersection with no light and also look left and right several times if first car in line when it does turn green. AH's "my cars bigger - I have right of way" and motors / bicycles blowing through red light at Mango Square crossing Maxilom heading to Raintree Mall showed her why.

BTW-  here it's a driver's judgment call when no stop light as to who has "right of way" :ROFLMAO:
 

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https://philkotse.com/safe-driving/ra-10752-the-right-of-way-act-philippines-helpful-guide-for-all-pinoy-drivers-5362

Obviously, you should always give the right of way to people or animals crossing. This also means that you should not overtake a vehicle that stops in front of you to give way to a pedestrian.

When waiting at an intersection, bear in mind that a green light does not automatically mean you should proceed immediately. Be aware if someone else is still crossing the road at that instance.

Even if the road looks clear, always proceed with caution; many accidents in intersections have been caused by vehicles appearing out of nowhere running a red light, colliding with others who have otherwise been cleared to proceed.

Right of way: Emergency vehicles

This should already be obvious by now, yet we’re including this since most drivers fail to recognize the importance of giving way to emergency vehicles such as ambulances, police cars, and fire trucks.

We need to disabuse the prevailing mentality that sirens are just being used as an excuse to get through heavy traffic, and assume that they are responding to an actual emergency.

Once you hear the siren and see the flashing lights, you must pull over by the side of the road and wait for the emergency vehicle to pass. If this is not possible, you can also try shifting to the right to give some space and stop until the vehicle passes.

One very important reminder is never attempted to tailgate an emergency vehicle as it passes through.

 

 

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cookie47
36 minutes ago, mikecon3 said:

The bus was all ready in the intersection, the ambulance should have slowed down at the intersection since he had a red light.

 

I Know it's dangerous and i risk getting off side to compare countries on this Forum and sometimes futile. ..... BUT...

I absolutely agree,,,, As a perspective,,, An Australian ambulance can "proceed" through a red light BUT has a duty of care to SLOW DOWN and ensure its safe to do so and not soley rely on the blue/red lights and siren's and thus BARGE straight through. Of coarse a motorist has also a duty of care to give way to  emergency vehicles.. 

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lamoe
53 minutes ago, cookie47 said:

 

I Know it's dangerous and i risk getting off side to compare countries on this Forum and sometimes futile. ..... BUT...

I absolutely agree,,,, As a perspective,,, An Australian ambulance can "proceed" through a red light BUT has a duty of care to SLOW DOWN and ensure its safe to do so and not soley rely on the blue/red lights and siren's and thus BARGE straight through. Of coarse a motorist has also a duty of care to give way to  emergency vehicles.. 

Directly from the "guidelines" - illustrates what I said about driver judgment (oxymoron) - unofficial rule, speedup so you're there first


"Before reaching the intersection, gradually reduce speed, with your right foot ready to hit the brakes. Upon reaching the intersection, come to a full stop to check if there are no other vehicles approaching, so you’ll know if you can proceed or not." :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

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2. Right of way law in the Philippines: Rules to keep in mind

Here are the critical car right of way rules in the Philippines you need to keep in mind:

Right of way Intersections

Ideally, intersections should have traffic lights for drivers to know when to stop, go, and slow down. Unfortunately, not every intersection has a traffic light, much less a working set.

These instances are made worse by the absence of traffic enforcers in the area. In scenarios like these, knowing who has the right of way intersection is very important.

Before reaching the intersection, gradually reduce speed, with your right foot ready to hit the brakes. Upon reaching the intersection, come to a full stop to check if there are no other vehicles approaching, so you’ll know if you can proceed or not.

Here are common situations you might want to take note of, in order to prevent intersection accidents:

Vehicles that are first to arrive at an intersection are the ones with the right of way.

If you arrived at the intersection almost or at exactly the same time as another car, you must give way to the car to your right.

In case you will turn left, you have the right of way only if you have signaled your turn at least 30 meters away. In most instances, however, the first rule still applies.

 

 

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fivestarph

Hows about this going totally against the traffic on the wrong side of a flyover??, 

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cookie47

Interesting topic which I new a fair bit of but also learnt something.

 

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SkyMan
On 10/28/2020 at 6:24 AM, fivestarph said:

Hows about this going totally against the traffic on the wrong side of a flyover??, 

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Only way to get through traffic sometimes. 

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fivestarph
9 hours ago, SkyMan said:

Only way to get through traffic sometimes. 

Not much fun for the guy who pulls out from a side street, looks to his left to check traffic and gets whammed..

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to_dave007

didn't even look like the ambulance driver was TRYING to stop.  For the location of the bus he should have been F-ing STANDING on the brakes by then.  

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lamoe
51 minutes ago, to_dave007 said:

didn't even look like the ambulance driver was TRYING to stop.  For the location of the bus he should have been F-ing STANDING on the brakes by then.  

Maybe he was?  Rules of the Road, maintenance get same consideration.

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East Saxon

Isn't the Green for vehicles turning left, straight on and right is red?

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