Traffic problems in Third World Countries

By DJ
@Daljinder (21017)
India
July 14, 2016 5:20am CST
Traffic problems remain one of the major problems faced all over the world mainly in the third world countries. These countries having major population growth is one of the major factors in the traffic problems. With rapidly increasing use of the vehicles in the developing countries, the number of deaths and injuries due to road accidents are expanding too. The people mostly prefer their own transport over the public transport for their comfort and ease. So with the now middle class group able to afford to buy a car, the vehicles on the roads are increasing tremendously and so is the pollution in the air. The more the vehicles on the road, the more is the traffic congestion. The traffic congestion leads to many problems in itself like: 1. Delay for meeting at the appointed times. 2. Delays in medical emergencies for the sick on the road. 3. Wastage of time while sitting idle in the road traffic. 4. Stress and frustration increases in the motorists. 5. And last but not the least is the road rage which often turns violent leading to many deaths and severe injuries. Photo by Pixabay
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@just4him (109654)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Jul 16
Such is life with a vehicle. It almost makes you want to go back to the way it was before the car became popular.
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@Daljinder (21017)
• India
16 Jul 16
@just4him True but then we face the trouble of reaching on destinations on time and in some cases if ever. There is no pleasing either way. lol
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@just4him (109654)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Jul 16
@Daljinder Caught between the rock and the hard place
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@Daljinder (21017)
• India
18 Jul 16
@just4him Yeah! Can't leave it. Can't live without it.
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• New Delhi, India
14 Jul 16
I also live in a under developed country which is suffering from traffic problem.
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@Daljinder (21017)
• India
16 Jul 16
@ModernDayWriter We live in the same country dude.
• New Delhi, India
17 Jul 16
@Daljinder yup. But most of the developed countries too suffering from traffic problem.
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@Daljinder (21017)
• India
18 Jul 16
@ModernDayWriter Yeah I am noticing it now from the responses.
@Marcyaz (35765)
• United States
14 Jul 16
We also have all of the above in our larger towns also and it is not easy to get around in that traffic.
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@Daljinder (21017)
• India
16 Jul 16
@Marcyaz Yeah and not to mention the noise and the pollution too.
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@VivaLaDani13 (17736)
• Perth, Australia
26 Aug 16
@Daljinder We should all totally go all western and just use carts and horses! And I shall be a cowgirl! *pow pow*
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@Daljinder (21017)
• India
26 Aug 16
@VivaLaDani13 Oh sh*t ! This pow pow thing reminded me of a horror story. Here it is :
Eight Feet Tall or "Hachishakusama" is a Japanese urban legend about a tall woman who abducts children. She is 8ft tall, wears a long white dress and makes a
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• Perth, Australia
26 Aug 16
@Daljinder So she's like slender man but as a girl? lol And the sounds I heard in my head. po po po po If she comes near me, I'll kick her in the vag!
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@Daljinder (21017)
• India
26 Aug 16
@VivaLaDani13 Holy hell! HAHAHAHA I was drinking water from bottle and I almost spat it all out reading the last line. When I first started reading it, I was annoyed at the sound po po po in my head. I mean what kind of sound is that? What's the point? It isn't even scary. But story made it scary. lol It is some bad thing that takes the form of a tall woman of 8 feet height. It haunts the forests in Japan.
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@zarlamain (24531)
• United States
14 Jul 16
Yes, this is a big issue in Bangladesh, too.
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@Daljinder (21017)
• India
16 Jul 16
@zarlamain Yeah our neighboring country.
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@zarlamain (24531)
• United States
17 Jul 16
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@Lucky15 (33439)
• Philippines
14 Jul 16
I remember a remark about traffic by a former cabinet member...traffic is not fatal..whoah! That member is crazy. He should have just have himself...ugh!
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@Daljinder (21017)
• India
16 Jul 16
@Lucky15 That member needs to get the taste of reality. He is living in fairy tale land. lol
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@Lucky15 (33439)
• Philippines
16 Jul 16
@Daljinder he was bashed on line. Haha.
• Fujian, China
8 Sep 16
The traffic problem is a social problem.The problem of people not just drive.The government should improve traffic, more into some bridge road.Now the traffic can not carry so many vehicles.It's like Xiamen.On holidays, more than 10 million vehicles.We can travel by bus.
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@Daljinder (21017)
• India
8 Sep 16
@xuliwei830406 One day there will be no space to move on the roads. We will be stuck there forever.
@rina110383 (24145)
15 Jul 16
I've been living with traffic here in Metro Manila. To avoid it, I sleep early (7 pm) so that I could wake up early (4 am). By 6 am, I'm already at the Firm. Since we observe flexible working hours, I also leave the office by 3 pm to avoid rush hour. I arrive at my place around 4 pm.
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@Daljinder (21017)
• India
16 Jul 16
@rina110383 You are lucky that you have flexible working hours as you can avoid rush hour because of that. It also seems like a good routine.
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• United States
14 Jul 16
'tis awful, aint't? that which folks crave 'n then refuse to take responsibility fer. there's no public transit where i live (rural community), but if'n i lived'n a city with such i'd be most content to let someone else tend the drivin'. seems folks're'n a hurry to get nowhere, many drivin' distracted'n angry...'t the cost 'f others. 'n then there's the pollution, 'n the added need fer more danged oil :(
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@Daljinder (21017)
• India
16 Jul 16
@crazyhorseladycx I am content to let others drive too. I want to drive myself but shy away thinking of the stress of actually driving in a traffic. Pollution is the worse.
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
14 Jul 16
We have plenty of traffic here, but I think it's worse in India and the Philippines. I've seen your Indian trains and road problems, and photos of Manila look horrendous.
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@Daljinder (21017)
• India
16 Jul 16
@jaboUK That it is! Cleanliness is another major issue here.
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@skysnap (17811)
14 Jul 16
Yes I think only solution to this is making sure people don;'t use the transportation unless really needed.
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@Daljinder (21017)
• India
16 Jul 16
@skysnap That may help but the problem is that there aren't enough public transits available.
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@acelawrites (10929)
• Philippines
14 Jul 16
A lot of time is being wasted due to traffic congestion. It is also a problem here in our country.
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@Daljinder (21017)
• India
16 Jul 16
@acelawrites Seems traffic is kicking butt everywhere huh?
• Philippines
14 Jul 16
the center of the traffic is the NCR here, traffic is horrible specially around rush hours
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@Daljinder (21017)
• India
16 Jul 16
@Letranknight25 Rush hours are the worst possible time for traffic.
@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
27 Aug 16
That is true, this kind is a universal problem,that is why our new president would construct underground roads and markets to minimize traffic problems.