How Safe Are We

@ARIES1973 (9534)
Legaspi, Philippines
January 25, 2013 8:48am CST
On the end of my second week on my new field assignment, I already witnessed four (4) vehicular accidents. This thing really made me worry at times. One of those accidents really scared me because I was able to see the victim whose body was still on the place. It happens very early in the morning. The man was hit by the truck while on his motorcycle. I hope we become more careful in the road so as to avoid such kind of accidents. Especially this time wherein there was a lot of road constructions going on because of the nice weather which is very timely to do this thing. Have a nice day everyone!
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
25 Jan 13
This is why I don't drive. I didn't get my license till I was almost fifty-one years old. Mainly due to where I lived I didn't really need a car. When I moved to New Mexico I had to get my license which I did. I drove for a year in and hated every minute of it. To the point that I lost to much weight due to my nerves. People get their license but then don't drive by the rules. They don't signal, they speed, they tailgate. They now talk and text on the phone while driving which has caused many deaths. I have seen people reading the paper, doing their makeup and eating while driving. To many people just not driving and watching what they are doing or acting like they are the only ones on the road. As long as people drive in this manner we will continue to have accidents.
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@ARIES1973 (9534)
• Legaspi, Philippines
25 Jan 13
Everybody must learn how to do the right thing on the road. This is not an obligation of few but for everyone. we are responsible for others' life as well as we are responsible for our own lives. If I notice that my husband is driving faster than it should be, I would be noisy then he will shift to moderate speed. What I don't understand is that they already know the danger of driving when under the influence of liquor, of not following the rules, etc. but they still do it. Is it always associated that they feel good if they do the wrong thing? Thank you for sharing!
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@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
25 Jan 13
thats sad... be careful there. How is the new job? Like it??
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@ARIES1973 (9534)
• Legaspi, Philippines
25 Jan 13
Hi maria! Yes. Thank you for the reminder. Its an old job in a new place and new people around. Still better than having no job at all.
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• United States
25 Jan 13
Yes surely better than no job, so many are without them these days.
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• India
26 Jan 13
Hey echoforever, Along with the income she feels quite relief from the days she had in the past. The life seems to be really bored if we people having nothing to do. I hope she will be enjoying and feeling comfortable with her life.
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@namiya (1599)
• Philippines
25 Jan 13
Most of these vehicular accidents are caused by speed driving. Hope these speed enthusiasts drivers will realize the possible consequences of their actions before any love one or he himself would be a victim of this craze.
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@ARIES1973 (9534)
• Legaspi, Philippines
25 Jan 13
Over speeding is one of the causes. I was thinking about this particular accident involving the motorcycle and the truck. The road is curvy and therefore the truck cannot run on its full speed so the motorcycle driver might be the one running too fast. This is also one of the reasons why until now I am not letting my son who is 18 years of age to have his own motorcycle. Thank you for sharing!
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@namiya (1599)
• Philippines
26 Jan 13
Motorcycle accidents are really very rampant and your assumption maybe right for it is common sight even here in our place to see a speeding motorcycle squeezing in and out of every available lane just to get ahead.
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@ARIES1973 (9534)
• Legaspi, Philippines
26 Jan 13
I worried more for these people than they are for themselves I think. I don't know why such in a hurry or just trying to show off.
@echoforever (5192)
• United States
25 Jan 13
Oh no, that's such a sad thing. I hope it won't continue that way and people will drive more safely. Take care for yourself and drive defensively.
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@ARIES1973 (9534)
• Legaspi, Philippines
25 Jan 13
Hi echo! Yes, hopefully, the people would be more careful to avoid these accidents from happening. Thank you for the reminder. Have a nice day!
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• United States
1 Feb 13
The holiday seasons are always the worst for accidents so maybe its calmed down now since then, I hope.
@Shavkat (56789)
• Philippines
25 Jan 13
Indeed it is scary out there, once we step our foot out from the house. Then we need to be safe and alert at all times. I had seen similar scenario, I worked in the field before. I used to be conscious to be safe.
@namiya (1599)
• Philippines
25 Jan 13
It is really scary shavcat, I am a vehicular accident survivor and for all that I had been through until now I can't shake off my phobia for fast running vehicles.
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@ARIES1973 (9534)
• Legaspi, Philippines
25 Jan 13
Hi shavkat and namiya! Being cautious at all time will certainly help. Actually I can't take off my mind that particular scene. the blood is flowing from the head of the victim. One reason they identified is that this person is not yet very experience in driving and he was not expecting that the truck will be passing that place because it was still very early. Thank you for sharing!
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• Dhaka, Bangladesh
25 Jan 13
Hi Aries, you have pointed out a very sensitive issue. Everyday we are losing a good number of valuable lives for vehicle accident in almost all countries. The reasons of accident are various. Personal problem of driver, Excess drinking, defect of vehicle, defect of road etc. Have a very nice weekend.
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@ARIES1973 (9534)
• Legaspi, Philippines
25 Jan 13
Hi aminul! Sometimes, witnessing such kind of accidents made me more scare of going out but I cannot void it as I need to go to work everyday. Thank you for sharing!
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• Dhaka, Bangladesh
13 Feb 13
Hi Aries, thank you very much for assessing my response as Best Response in your discussion. Hope we will enjoy mylot in future in the same way, as well. Have a very nice day.
@sporwal (92)
• India
26 Jan 13
thats really very sad. but seriously accident rate this days has increased a lot. the real fact for the time is that we need to be a lot careful while driving or say travelling specially during night. and ya wish you a great luck and success for your new job. hope you enjoy it a lot. have a great day ahead guys.
@ARIES1973 (9534)
• Legaspi, Philippines
26 Jan 13
This is so sad really. Well, actually, our reports revealed that the road accident in our place lowered last 2012. I don't this time. Whatever the result may be, we should always be careful. Thank you for sharing!
@rose66 (380)
• China
26 Jan 13
it's very scary to see the accident on your eyes. it's lucky that i never see a real acident in the life, only know that from the TV program. but i personally experienced a traffic accident when i was 12 years old. i rode a bike and hit a tricycle. lucky it's very slow and i am ok. my aunt was scared and ran to see me. hope all the drivers be more careful !
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@ARIES1973 (9534)
• Legaspi, Philippines
26 Jan 13
Yes we have to be very careful every time we go out of our homes. That is the best thing we can do for ourselves. Thank you for sharing!
@vernaC (1493)
• Romania
25 Jan 13
When I was working I've seen several accidents too and it's scary, I even experienced some vehicular accidents although not very bad. These accidents made me very conscious while on the street, I always follow the traffic lights and never take the risk of crossing the street with vehicles coming. It's so much better to be safe than sorry.
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@ARIES1973 (9534)
• Legaspi, Philippines
25 Jan 13
Following traffic rules can be of great help to prevent accidents. But the sad thing is that some drivers do not really know how to follow the rules. Sometimes I wonder how they got their license. Thank you for sharing!
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• Bangladesh
25 Jan 13
So I drive my bike slowly and with cool head. As because our roads are narrow, uncarpeted or broken and my people are so unconcious and ignorant about how to drive reasonably. Every one should realise that to drive like an awkward is inscientific and not safe for them. Apart from these people dont know how to drive a vehicle as to prererving its longevity. In my country 75 pc vehicles are misfit and defective. And the mending servers are too wrong to repair a vehicle. People dont follow traffic law and every running vehicle is just like a sleeping bomb may explode at any time.
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@ARIES1973 (9534)
• Legaspi, Philippines
25 Jan 13
These are some of the reasons for accidents. We should really be careful. Why those people who are not well trained can get license? This is the problem of the society. There maybe a lot of reasons causing vehicular accidents, yet some of these are beyond our control. What we can do is to more careful Thank you for sharing!
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• Philippines
25 Jan 13
That's right. Most of these accidents happen at dawn, I wonder why it is so and most of the time, motorcycle riders are involved. I hope those who uses that means of transportation are careful enough and all geared up for safety purposes.
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@ARIES1973 (9534)
• Legaspi, Philippines
25 Jan 13
Hi smiling ja! There is really an increasing number of vehicular accidents with motorcycle riders. Although our government is implementing several measures to prevent these things from happening, but of course the driver being the sole responsible for their lives must be very careful. Thank you for sharing!
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• Philippines
25 Jan 13
very sad.We must double careful especially rainy days.and extra careful night and day. god bless
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@ARIES1973 (9534)
• Legaspi, Philippines
25 Jan 13
Hi galacticc gurl! That is what we can do for now. However, there are times that even how much careful we are us other people are not, accident still happens even to those people who are careful. Thank you for sharing!
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• Philippines
25 Jan 13
I agree with you. we need to be more careful when we are traveling or when we're on the road. Some vehicular accidents are caused by carelessness.
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@ARIES1973 (9534)
• Legaspi, Philippines
25 Jan 13
Hi aquinoma! Yes, you are right. we must be careful when traveling. Thank you for sharing!
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@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Jan 13
aries second try that had to be very upsetting indeed. YOU are so right that all who drive should be careful at all times, and especially when there is road construction going on in one's area. How is your job going,great? syre hoe so as jobs are hard to get at least where I am in So uthern California
@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Jan 13
darn for got to edit sure hope so as jobs are hard to get
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@ARIES1973 (9534)
• Legaspi, Philippines
26 Jan 13
Hi auntie! Yes I hope they would be very careful. I don't know if I would survive experiencing scenes like this everyday. Thank you for sharing!
@nykalex88 (244)
• Philippines
26 Jan 13
There is no place on earth where you are safe. Any place in this world have a dangerous situation. Even at your own home, you can't be safe. For me, heavien is the safest place. Happy mylotting!!!
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@ARIES1973 (9534)
• Legaspi, Philippines
26 Jan 13
Hi nykalex! You are right. If we will analyze it there is no safe place really. But we can still be careful. It can help somehow.
@kokomo (1868)
• Philippines
26 Jan 13
Accidents are just around and we can predict it but we can do avoid it so more care and watchful most especially when we are on the road. Keep safe!
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@ARIES1973 (9534)
• Legaspi, Philippines
26 Jan 13
Ho kokomo! Yes nobody can predict accidents. It comes in an instant when you least expected and faster than you ever imagine. Being careful can help. Thank you for sharing!
26 Jan 13
In my country,happen every year a lot of traffic accidents.The biggest reason is drunk driving and violation of traffic rules.So I hope we can learn how to protect ourself,don't do some will damage our behavior.
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@ARIES1973 (9534)
• Legaspi, Philippines
26 Jan 13
Hi mashaojun! I think traffic accidents are increasing nowadays one reason for this is the increase of vehicles on the road plus the fact that some of our drivers are not careful enough. Yes you are right, we should learn to protect ourselves by doing the right things on the road. Thank you for sharing!
@vivek19 (219)
• India
26 Jan 13
If you want to avoid road accidents than keep your security up to date as if you have a car than have abs and airbags installed in it and always follow the traffic rules as wearing a seat belt and all. This will definitely increase your security.
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@ARIES1973 (9534)
• Legaspi, Philippines
26 Jan 13
Hi vivek! Yes following the rules is really one thing to consider by everybody. Thank you for sharing!
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
26 Jan 13
I drive my motorcycle everyday. I am worried about my safety. Yes, I careful myself but we cannot avoid those driver that are very careless. Aside from that, those who drive while drunk. Hope I cannot meet them one of this days.
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@ARIES1973 (9534)
• Legaspi, Philippines
26 Jan 13
Hi july! Yes, you have to be careful on the road. Wear a good helmet for your safety. Don't worry, when you are able to buy that car over there, then you don't have to wear helmet anymore. Seeing that red car there made me smile as always. I have this picture in my site also. Thank you for sharing! Have a nice day!
• India
26 Jan 13
No one in this is world is safe at all the time. I feel the safe is really regarding the luck and it is god who decides it. The only thing we can do at it is just lend our prayers to him. Any way be careful on the roads. Try to maintain the speed of vehicle. This will help surely help you. Happy Mylotting
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@ARIES1973 (9534)
• Legaspi, Philippines
26 Jan 13
Hi wonderboy! Sometimes luck has something to do with it. but being safe is a better thing to do. Thank you for the reminder. Have a nice day!