CARMAGGEDON!!!

@allen0187 (33141)
Philippines
September 8, 2015 9:04pm CST
I had wrote about the traffic woes here in Manila in a previous post (link below). It seems though that the traffic only gets worse and worse and worse with no solution in sight. Of course, just last night traffic was at a standstill because of the sudden downpour. The streets were in a gridlock up to as late (or early, depending on how you look at it) as two in the morning. Hapless commuters and motorists were only on their way home when they should have been fast asleep and resting. Traffic was so bad that half of the metropolis was transformed in a virtual parking lot! Only, the nightmare of being stuck in traffic was real!!! Were you ever stuck in traffic so bad that you wished upon the heavens to just strike you where you stand and the land to open up so that it will swallow all the traffic and be gone forever? In the latest Traffic Index report Manila was ranked third among Asian countries and fifth in the world in the list of countries with the worst traffic. Of course, you can give a positive spin to this and say that traffic is so bad already that it is bound to improve. I say that with traffic so bad, there really is nowhere to go. You think traffic is bad now... wait until the Christmas rush ushers in!
Traffic has been hogging the headlines the past few days. This had me rolling in stitches... you live in Manila ... traffic is everywhere. If it is a pay day...
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@sacmom (14316)
• United States
9 Sep 15
No, although it's been so bad that I wished that I could be teleported to my destination instead! lol
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@allen0187 (33141)
• Philippines
9 Sep 15
Teleportation devices will make our lives so much easier!
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@sacmom (14316)
• United States
9 Sep 15
@allen0187 Tell me about it!
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@valmnz (12769)
• New Zealand
13 Sep 15
Reading this makes me grateful to live where I do
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@allen0187 (33141)
• Philippines
14 Sep 15
Would love to visit New Zealand @valmnz ! I have a friend who works there now and the photos that she posts in here IG account are great
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@valmnz (12769)
• New Zealand
14 Sep 15
@allen0187 I think it's a pretty good place, but maybe I'm biassed
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@allen0187 (33141)
• Philippines
14 Sep 15
@valmnz your comment actually inspired me to write a post. Thanks!
@Susan2015 (20449)
• United States
14 Sep 15
Oh, and I thought the traffic in the city where we go sometimes is bad. It's nothing like what you describe.
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@allen0187 (33141)
• Philippines
14 Sep 15
Yup, so disappointing and depressing that traffic is that BAD here in Manila!
@jaboUK (53539)
• United Kingdom
13 Sep 15
I've read before about the traffic problems in Manila. Is it because the roads aren't wide enough? That's horrendous that there were still jams at 2am.
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@allen0187 (33141)
• Philippines
14 Sep 15
It is a lot of factors and yes, roads that aren't wide enough, have not enough lanes - contributes to the traffic mess.
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@LadyDuck (152763)
• Switzerland
9 Sep 15
It seems that Mumbai (India) ranks number one in Traffic Index. I am glad to live in a quiet country.
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@allen0187 (33141)
• Philippines
12 Sep 15
Yup, Mumbai is indeed number 1.
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