Bus Drivers Tag-Team To Block Private Cars

It’s actually not just a tag team. It’s a “Royal Rumble”.

By the way, sa may Robinson’s Pioneer ito sa tapat ng GA Tower sa Mandaluyong.

Those ass-wipes should be thought a lesson. Mga bwakaw talaga ang mga bully bus drivers! Bus drivers are bullying other cars because they think their big buses are the extension of their small bodies. These buses are just earning a few hundred bucks but all the people behind are losing more money and gas. Tapos pag iniwasan mo at napadpad ka sa yellow lane, 500 petot kapag nahuli. Tsk tsk tsk. Dapat sa yellow lanes lang sila forever at di na sila dapat lumagpas. Nobody’s apprehending them at all that’s why. Remember what MMDA said about strictly implementing the Yellow Lanes?

So… is it real heavy traffic or just plain law enforcement ineffectiveness? Where are the traffic enforcers? You spent CCTVs in EDSA right? “If the minds are are low-tech (poor education, logic, etc…) now matter how high-tech your equipment are, useless pa rin. For display only.”

Here’s a thought – penalize all buses that are caught doing this. Give the cops who catch them a bit of the bonus as an added incentive, funnel the rest into the government coffers. Tanggalin naman sa trabaho yung mga enforcer na batugan. Bayaran kasi mga ibang enforcer kaya ganyan mga driver dito sa atin! Kung nirerespeto sila ng mga driver, wala sanang ganyan. Everyone wins.

Dapat penalty diyan sa mga yan ay cancelled license plus kulong ng 1year! Para madala,kung gustong mag bail, 100k! Impound the buses, then let the bus companies deal with the drivers. If the companies lose a bus for a month every time some driver obstructs traffic, they will very quickly find ways to bring the drivers into line. Mga abusado!

Tangna kasi eh! Walang road etiquette iyang mga bus drivers. Also, walang imposition ng ruling na lahat ng heavy vehicles (public o private ones) should stay on slow lanes at all times! Mga enforcers naman corrupt!

Have you ever tried riding a bus in EDSA? It’s pretty much holding on to dear life. Kung gusto mo rin ng life and death roller coaster experience, ride the bus! Lalo na yung mga kahoy pa ang upuan – Makapunit brief,makalalag panty at makatanggal bra kung makapagpatakbo..hahaha.

And then they will say to their defense “naghahanap-buhay lang kami”. Well, assholes, kami din nag hahanap buhay pero wala kaming na-aabala or naagrabyadong ibang tao tulad ng ginagawa ninyo. Its only time when someone just snaps, gets out of their car and pops a shot at one of these drivers. If that’s too harsh, the Mafia practice of “knee-capping” should be decriminalized if used against these erring bus drivers.

May kasalanan din diyan ang mga commuters, dapat sumakay at bumaba sa tamang bus stop.

Sa mga bus drivers and kundoktors:

First, apply the 5 second rule. If no one rides within 5 seconds, no waiting, the bus MUST move to the next stop. Second, no public utility can overtake while waiting; they MUST wait for the bus/jeep in front to move. Third, absolutely no getting out of the yellow lane. And fourth, apply a horrendous amount of fines to these bus companies when their drivers commit these traffic altercations and suspend their franchises/licenses indefinitely if they are repeat offenders.

Most of the bus drivers along EDSA tend to race to the sidewalk for passengers, but some are just too thickheaded to just stop in the middle of the road while their conductors call for passengers. That is why traffic builds up like that. Some are just too greedy for fares, even the passengers of the bus themselves say that. Private drivers are at fault here too, since some drivers, too much in a rush, tend to dive into the yellow lanes, and get stuck, forcing the bus drivers behind them to move outside the yellow lane to get ahead and dive back in when the lane is clear. Road courtesy is what’s really needed.

It’s the same even in Cubao… and at the GMA-Kamuning station North bound. As a matter of fact, ALL AREAS where there are bus stops! Rid the streets of buses and we rid the streets of these traffic snarls! Educate them or just take them out of the streets! The lack of adequate regulation of buses led to oversupply and market failure producing negative externalities.

Araw-araw naman yan sa EDSA, kaya every after sakayan biglang luluwag. No solution to that problem as long as you allow buses to operate along EDSA. You want that to stop? Ban the Buses and let commuters use the LRT/MRT and allow private cars only on the road. Bawasan ang bus dagdagan ang trains. Encourage people to use the MRT. Like how other countries increase the fares on road plying public transport to encourage people to make use of the mass rapid transit system. Of course they will not do that.

Buses are half empty even during rush hour. What are they even there? You can take out 50% of the buses and that will take care of the EDSA passengers. And the traffic will be greatly eased. I noticed even between 7am to 9am buses are just 20 to 30% loaded. World Bank already had a report on this, but what is LTO/LTRFB and Secretary Mar Roxas of DOTC doing on this matter? Problem is bus franchises are also owned by retired army or PNP officers and politicians, so they don’t get caught for any violation.

Kung strict lang sana ang implementation ng LTO sa pagkuha license, gaya sa ibang bansa hindi ganyan mangyayari.  Paano ba naman, konting barya lang dinagdag sa license fee eh pwede na. Kawawang Juan Dela Cruz.

Ipasa na rin ang law na daily bayaran iyang mga bus driver para hindi nag-uunahan. Kaya ganyan yang mga yan, dahil nag-uunahan sa pasahero eh. F*** those buses! Dapat talaga sa mga iyan ay sampulan na. If we want our country to Rise! Discipline is a must!

Maybe we could also restore the “service road” island barriers that were removed decades ago. These will enforce lane discipline even without actual MMDA people on the ground.

I could also suggest to enclose na lang ang 2 outer lanes ng EDSA para doon na lang sila mag-stay then for every bus stop may maximum allowed time lang.

I hope puro E-Jeep na lang ang pwedeng pampasada para kahit ma-traffic di naman din mainit at mausok, saka di nakakasikip ng daan at walang reckless kasi mahina ang horsepower ng E-jeep.

If Google finally perfects their driverless car, they should offer it here first to get rid of these self serving, arrogant bus drivers.

But at the other side of the fence(or the road in this case), kaya daw sila ganyan ay dahil sa discrimination. Di lahat ng tao sa Pilipinas, mayaman at may kotse. Just look at their lanes, 2 lang. Posible bang pagkasyahin lahat ng bus sa EDSA sa 2 lanes lang. Oo, mabilis ang travel ng private. So the commuters will sacrifice 2 hours or more kasi wala silang kotse, for the sake of the private cars? Isn’t that discrimination? Mas priority ang private? Stupid na sila dahil tumatapak sila sa private lane? Diba kina-cut din natin sila pag kakanan or kakaliwa tayo? Sila ay walang karapatan na awayin ang private, pero tayo? Gusto lang nila mapabilis ng kaunti, STUPID NA SILA? I’m a private driver too. Pero I understand them. Lahat tayo gusto makarating sa paroroonan ng mabilis. Not only the private.

Yes they swerve. Come to think of it, PRIVATE swerves more than they do. Pero may karapatan ba silang magalit sa private? Baka pagmumurahin lang ng private drivers yan pag nagawa nilang magreklamo. TOTAL DISCRIMINATION.

I’m definitely not saying na tama yung ginagawa nila. I’m just saying na ‘di tama yung pinapakita at inaasal natin sa kanila kaya sila nagkakaganyan.

Ang hindi ko maintindihan parang walang point ng pagharang nung bus sa gitna? Hindi naman sila makakakuha ng pasahero. Di kaya may accident na nangyari dyan sa pic na yan?

Analyze the picture muna before reacting. Sa northbound side, kaya sila dumadaan sa private lane, dahil may incident sa 2 bus. Ano dapat nila gawin? Tumambay sa likod niyon at hintaying mawala? Mag-isip muna.

Who’s stupid now?

Baka pag pinost pa to sa MMDA page, sabihin pa nila na sila ang nagpa-overtake to lessen the buses na nag-aantay sa likod. My ponit is, just be fair to everyone guys. Peace out!

Let’s be fair to everyone, and no discrimination. Kung bibigyan mo ng ticket ang private cars when they go inside the yellow lane, then treat the bus drivers the same way when they go out the yellow lane. Bigyan did sila ng ticket. Fairness is a two-way street. The law shouldn’t just apply to the private drivers.

THINK ABOUT IT. kung lahat tayo sumasakay nalang ng bus, there will be WORLD PEACE! Break it down, yo! Sa totoo lang mga private vehicle ang nagdudulot ng traffic jams. Naghahanap lang tayo ng masisisi poor bus drivers are getting torched for making a living. Eh kung sisihin ko kayo kayo dahil late ako sa klase dahil 2 oras nako nasa bus?? “Putang inang mga kotse dalawa o isa lang laman. Sumisikip yung daan”. Do the math: the size of 1 bus=2 cars. A bus can fit 40++ people. Cars can only fit 5.

All the ordinances and rules have been properly made for these types of scenarios. Regardless if you ride the bus or in a private car, the main issue here is with how the rules are properly implemented. There is something wrong with implementation if these bus drivers have the nerves to deliberately disobey rules and get away with it. Take Makati for example, why are drivers cautious about street signs and traffic lights inside the CBD? Simply because rules are stricter there. Either the fines are higher or the traffic enforcers are harder to “please”; the effect is a more obedient driver at least while inside the district. We Filipinos are stubborn with rules, but once convinced that getting away is a risk not worth taking, obedience would always follow as the more likely option.

Outside the picture, we have good rules. No, we actually have the best rules when it comes to traffic. Di mo matatawaran ang bawat ordinances na pinasa nila. Basahin mo detalyado talagang mapapahanga ka. Kahit ang smoke emission standard natin ay xerox copy ng European standards. Ang problema lang, humahalo sa gulo ang mga:

1.) Tiwaling/Tamad Enforcers
2.) Barumbadong Drivers
3.) Pasaherong Iresponsable

This is the dilemma before martial law, problem na ang discipline noon, mas grabe pa ngayon. Its easy to say disiplina ang kailangan pero mahirap gawin, anyone who think should have the answer and the solution is that easy should run for the position. Elected officials come and go on the promise of reform and failed. What will one do kung di makuha sa nice words, doing by example and using the stick? Would “gulpe de gulat” do the work? A modified dictatorship?

From my experience during my trip to Bangkok, all the drivers there are kaskasero. Tuktuk, taxi, shuttle bus. Lupit nila mag-drive. Parang tubig lang gasolina sa kanila. Pero one thing I noticed is they follow the lanes, they stop when its stop and they load/unload on the very far side of the street. Wala silang slow moving vehicles sa kalsada kaya lahat sabay sabay hataw and smooth lahat. May traffic pa din sa kanila pero once nag go na eh smooth naman lahat.

Dapat kasi isang kumpanya na lang ang mga jeep at bus. Susweldohan na lang nila ang mga driver ng maayos. Para walang agawan ng pasahero at walang sagabal sa daan. Ang agawan na pasahero ang isa sa problema ng traffic sa Pilipinas. Pero sigurado ang sasabihin naman ng iba ay monopolized ang business na parang Meralco. Walang choice ang consumer.

Ano kaya kung government na lang ang humawak ng public transportation? That’s why it’s public transportation right? In that way the government can regulate fares, guard against stuff like that, plus the public transportation won’t have quotas to fill. If the driver is bad he gets fired. All drivers can now be educated. All the private corporations that own these bus franchises are just concerned with the bottom line financial gain and not really the commuter.

Improve din ng government ang public transport system, make it faster than those private vehicles (about 90% that occupy our roads with less passengers), then this private vehicles will shift to public transport, resulting to less vehicles on the roads, less pollution, less noise, etc.If the government handles the public transportation system then the commuter’s safety etc is the number one priority.

Idagdag na rin natin ang mataas na suweldo para sa lahat, malapit na trabaho para pwede lakarin. Monthly tax sa mga may kotse, bike lanes na safe, bus na subsidized ng gobyerno para di sila balasubas, etc. hehehe….sobrang di makatotohanan na yata ako.

I’d say we have all the law in place, but we just have poor law enforcement! Poor law enforcement results in lack of discipline for both the passengers, drivers and pedestrians. Kung ma-enforce nang maayos ang batas, susunod and disiplina dahil mag-iisip ang mga tao na magmumulta sila or mapapahamak sila kapag di sila sumunod sa batas trapiko.

Tingnan nyo sa mga bansang maayos ang pagpapatupad ng batas. Ang mga Pilipinong naninirahan doon ay sumusunod sa batas. Bakit dito hindi? Kasi hindi napapatupad ng maayos and batas! Dapat isulong ang LAW ENFORCEMENT!

Why do we always blame the law enforcers? Why don’t we blame the violators? We have violators because they know they can get away with it! Pinoys living abroad follow traffic laws and regulations because laws are strictly enforced and they are afraid to get caught and pay the fines/penalty.

Everything has already been said and repeated. Para lang sirang plaka ang mga nagrereklamo. It’s the government. It’s the crooked cops. It’s the people. Paulit-ulit na lang. Words change nothing, but that’s what most Filipinos in the Philippines does… TALK.

Dati sa barberya lang ng mga lolo natin ang kuwentuhan, ngayon sa social media pwede na lalo na sa mga kabataan. Sosyal na nga halos lahat tayo, pero ang asal pa rin natin ay parang mga barbero – hanggang sa barberya lang ang tapang!

Quote Para Sa Masa:
“Why is it that males have the urinals and females do not have urinals for themselves? I hate this idea of public urinals on city streets but please, if women can control their urges, why can’t men do the same here in Manila? Females, anatomically, even have shorter urethras or urinary tract such that they would even be more prone to incontinence or uncontrolled urination. Men should be able to control their urination better. Lack of discipline?”

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