Why traffic is bad around Cebu

I was stranded yesterday while we were waiting for a tyre repair so thought I would video the road for a while and see if anything interesting happened. But also if it didn’t know there are many people abroad that like to watch things going on in the Philippines that they miss. But it also showed something that was useful to show and you will notice it in the video.

As you no doubt noticed the Jeepney caused chaos across one side of the lane and then when a bus tried to pass it the other side also had to slow down just for the sake of a Jeepney trying not to let other jeepney’s pass incase he missed out on a passenger along the route. I am trying not to compare to Negros but simply these multi-cab jeepney units pretty much don’t exist there as Ceres lines I believe has bought out most of the vehicles and pretty much everything moves on the main roads by Ceres. Advantage of that is speed disadvantage monopoly control. But if multi cab’s are one of the biggest problems with congestion ideally they either need educating on driving and to think of other road users or going down the same route for replacement. I doubt there has been a survey done to assess how much the “stop start” congestion costs the Philippines but without a doubt it would be millions in lost time.

2 comments for “Why traffic is bad around Cebu

  1. PinoyWatcher
    July 5, 2011 at 4:26 am

    Your blog is interesting. Definitely! Drivers need to be educated or the government should plan organize another plan to solve traffic problem in Cebu. By the way, I’m also a Filipino from Cebu

    • Profile photo of OLDARTICLES
      July 5, 2011 at 4:49 am

      Hi PinoyWatcher I agree and some people may think its negative for me to show the video but as the saying goes the camera doesn’t lie. You can see the chaos one jeepney caused to the road network.