Tag Archives: traffic rules

A Brilliant Template for Metro Manila Traffic?

Traffic is a mundane problem that, unfortunately, adversely affects all aspects of our lives, including the performance of work and the loss of billions annually. Our preoccupation with the topic on traffic can be explained by, among other reasons, the immediate effect on us lawyers (the loss of precious time getting stuck on the road to and from client meetings and court hearings) and the bigger impact on society (if we can’t craft and implement simple rules like those pertaining to traffic, how would we fare with more complex laws?). Indeed, no one can deny that Metro Manila traffic needs urgent, long-term and creative solutions. The solution, for instance, may be more than installing traffic lights and removing the u-turns along Katipunan Avenue. The government is doing something about it, to be sure, although some say it’s far from effective; it’s not even enough. Here’s a video that should stir our thoughts on addressing the traffic problem. The exact system may not work in Metro Manila but what’s important is the principle behind it. What do you think? Continue reading

The North Luzon Expressway (NLE) versus the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX)

The daily news contains an item about a road accident. Either road mishaps are happening at an alarming rate or media outlets are more aggressive in reporting road mishaps. Just today, a bus fell off the Skyway, which sits on top of the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX). This is  not the first. And it certainly won’t be the last. Continue reading