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One man’s view of driving in the Philippines…

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ellenbrook2001

Please be specific when you say “Manila” – are you referring to the city of Manila, Metro Manila, Greater Manila or NCR… :Dhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_Manila_Area

 

While I haven’t really driven within the city of Manila (in fact, I have been to the city of Manila only once in my 4 years here), driving other areas of Metro Manila (e.g., Makati, BGC) wouldn’t be too bad, particularly on Sundays…

 

I drive from the Makati area to Subic Bay a few times a month (acutally my driver drives except on Sundays when I can go faster haha ;)). As long as you leave early in the morning or around noon, it would be an easy drive… Hope you have an Easytrip installed on your car…

 

Enjoy! :)

well years ago about 8 years ago every year on vacation did rent a car to drive all over then from MANILA to PROVINCE BAGUIO  but always night time cause it will take me all day ?did drive to MAKATI also  but no many road sign to tell you where to go grrrt then sometime long queue at the toll pay.

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Brucewayne

you seem to have trouble understanding that the very highest speeds are not the most dangerous speeds. UK Motorways are the very safest roads of all, despite the speeds that cars do on them being the highest.

 

speeding costs lives the most when it is a relatively low speed, but in a built up area, i.e. when a driver is doing 30 or 40mph, when he should be doing 20 or 25mph. Or on a bendy rural road, when he should be doing only 40, but is doing 55 or 60.

 

when cars are travelling at 80 or even 90mph, that is not so dangerous when they are on a highway or motorway where there are no bends, no intersections, and all the vehicles are going in the same direction.

 

Cars in the states have airbags and so many safety features that an accident under 50mph is normally not likely to be fatal.

Interstates and highways in or near large cities are another story.

Some jerk gets drunk and rear ends someone at nearly twice the speed limit, or some idiot wants to cut back and forth in high speed traffic or the damn crotch rockets doing their wheelies and other stunts at 80mph+ cause a lot of highway deaths there.

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lamoe

I speak in averages because each case is unique. Sunday morning, Monday at rushhour.

 

The average speed in Chicago is less than 10 miles / hr. That is not speed limit it takes into account stop lights. Typical speed is about 25 (40 Km / hr)

 

Typical speed on interstate when moving is 75 (125 Km). 

 

I'll take my chances of being hit in Chicago (4 times so far - once by a bus) worst damage was sprained neck from being hit while stopped at light by drunk.

 

 

Now, let's examine the leading causes of accident on the road. Traditionally, the Top 2 road deaths in the United States are associated with not wearing seat belt and driving under the influence of alcohol. NHTSA estimated that in 2007, 15,147 lives were saved by the use of seat belts. Stricter enforcement of seat belts in many states has also been a contributing factor towards lower fatality rates. Alcohol impaired driving that forms one third of road accident deaths have been one of the more difficult issue to tackle because most drivers do not plan ahead when it comes to having the night out in town

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/2057442

 

By the way in Wisconsin the joke is you don't drive much if you only have 2 DUI (driving while intoxicated).

 

One asshole had 14 DUI convictions - yes 14

 

October 17, 2012 2:11 pm  •  Associated Press

 

BOISE (AP) — A 55-year-old Boise man has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for his 14th conviction of driving under the influence.

Terry Ash was sentenced Tuesday by 4th District Judge Patrick Owen, who called Ash a "menace to society."

Ash's first DUI conviction came in 1976. Court records indicate he has spent more than a decade in jail for driving drunk.

His most recent DUI charge was filed after police arrested him for crashing his car near Kuna on Sept. 4, 2011.

Ash's defense attorney has said Ash has a history of psychological problems.

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udonthani

Cars in the states have airbags and so many safety features that an accident under 50mph is normally not likely to be fatal.

Interstates and highways in or near large cities are another story.

Some jerk gets drunk and rear ends someone at nearly twice the speed limit, or some idiot wants to cut back and forth in high speed traffic or the damn crotch rockets doing their wheelies and other stunts at 80mph+ cause a lot of highway deaths there.

this is one of the most myopic, closed-minded and downright ignorant posts I have ever read on here. which is saying something. It illustrates the innate selfishness of many drivers who consider that only them - and other drivers - come into the equation.

 

what about pedestrians? Do they have airbags? And how many of them are strolling around on the interstates?

 

pedestrians are one of the few US groups whose fatality is increasing. Their death rate has not been going down, like the rate of car drivers who benefit from safety features like airbags. It has been going up. And 20% of them are children.

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this is one of the most myopic, closed-minded and downright ignorant posts I have ever read on here. which is saying something. It illustrates the innate selfishness of many drivers who consider that only them - and other drivers - come into the equation.

 

what about pedestrians? Do they have airbags? And how many of them are strolling around on the interstates?

 

pedestrians are one of the few US groups whose fatality is increasing. Their death rate has not been going down, like the rate of car drivers who benefit from safety features like airbags. It has been going up. And 20% of them are children.

 

Has anybody told you lately that your posts have become more and more negative (yeah...I know they have always been somewhat negative)? Is it really true what I have heard lately that you only find value in your own opinions? It is starting to seem that way.

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Brucewayne

 

 

what about pedestrians? Do they have airbags? And how many of them are strolling around on the interstates?

 

You obviously know nothing about U.S. interstates.

They are fenced and pedestrians are ticketed/escorted off of any entrance/exit ramp.

It is rare one actually makes it (or even tries) to the actual interstate.

As far as you calling names, I have no time for your sophomoric, uninformed remarks.

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udonthani

where speeding costs the most lives is not on the fastest roads. It is on some of the slower ones in cities. And the second most dangerous roads are rural type roads where there are features like corners and bends and jnctions, that drivers take too fast. Not the very fastest roads, which are the safest of all. And people whose speeding costs lives are not for the most part drunks, drug addicts and criminals. They are totally ordinary drivers, except that proportionally more of them, are men rather than women, who speed less. It is people who are not driving like maniacs, but people who are driving just a little bit too fast that overwhelmingly cause the loss of life, of definitely pedestrians. Drivers who are not concentrating and do not realise they should be doing less than 30mph, not 40. These are the most dangerous drivers. And you know what. They are not these inhuman, intoxicated monsters. These are just totally ordinary people just like you and me, that can kill people. Too many people, far too often, drive too fast.

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