Around 6:30 in the morning and the four (or even 6) lane Quirino Highway will soon be jam-packed with ravaging cars, buses, motorcycles and other vehicles with any number of wheels you can think of. In short, we will soon plunge in a somewhat chaotic masterpiece of blaring horns, burning rubber and blurting engines.
The EDSA-like-wide, two way-two lane national highway is one disastrous feat you would find in an early busy weekday. More often than not, all cars go in one direction like an angry mob of stampeding jungle animals trying to escape an impending danger.
You would find yourself scratching your head and asking, “er… what happened here?”
What really is troubling is that drivers tend to occupy more roads than what should be occupied – endangering not only their lives but also others who are passing the same road. Most of us are too reckless since we want to reach our destinations in time, ignoring the basic rules of engagement while driving our cars.
The more saddening part is most drivers I encounter on the road ignore the presence of authorities and even worse these authorized traffic managers won’t even budge to at least catch the law breakers.
I no longer affirm the safety of our roads. With people driving like crazy and law enforcers shrugging their shoulders, how are we sure to reach our destination safely? Soon enough a major mishap may happen with this kind of attitude and I hope I won’t be involved in that major pileup.