#Filipino thinking style a hurdle to rule of law and alleviation of #traffic gridlock!

Both the [public utility vehicle] operators and commuters are at fault in our sorry traffic condition. What we have here is a deeper problem that festers within the Filipino consciousness.

A typical thought process for any Filipino motorist in committing a traffic offense would be :"If I can get away with it, then screw the rules! No cop's or MMDA's watching me anyways. I don't care about the guy behind me while I load or unload my passengers in the middle of the intersection."

Contrast that thought to some other motorist in our more developed counterparts… Which goes like this: "I won't violate the rules since my actions may impact other motorists negatively."

Rules laws and regulations here in our country are only for show. Laws are poorly written and much less poorly, if not even implemented at all for that matter.

Some moron cuts your line while you wait for your MRT ride and no one bats an eye. Actually penalize a violator for an offense and everyone throw a hissyfit on the violation of their "freedom and human rights", immediately they cry "martial law" all over again. No wonder law holds no meaning in this country.

Until that transformation in the thoughts of ordinary folk happens, nothing will work. That's the biggest hurdle that seems to overwhelm pea-sized Filipino brain.

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  1. A big difference is the vigilance of the everyday citizen. If you fail to give way in an unmonitored intersection, you can be sure that the other car will complain to the next mobile cop it meets on the street.


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