Editorial: Cooperation in solving the traffic problem

THE traffic situation in Davao City is worsening. It is quite common to hear commuters and drivers complaining of how bad the traffic can be in some parts of the city.

Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCCII) president Arturo Milan said earlier that J.P. Laurel has become the Edsa of Davao City.

When you travel around the city, it is a common sight to see gridlocks in busy intersections. These gridlocks are cause by drivers who would not give way to other cars. Therefore, it is a sigh of relief to see traffic enforcers of the City Traffic and Transport Management Office (CTTMO) in these busy intersections. Countless of times we have seen them prevent and unlock these gridlocks.

By observance alone, one clear cause of the traffic problem in Davao City is the lack of discipline and respect of drivers, both private vehicles and public utility vehicle drivers.

How many videos and photos of drivers counter flowing the traffic, illegally parking, abusing the use of hazard lights, unloading and loading passengers in areas where it is not allowed, and the clear disregard of traffic rules?

In solving the traffic problem in Davao City, it is not solely the work of the local government unit. The driving public has an important role to play in easing the traffic situation in the city by practicing road discipline and following traffic rules.

Be part of the solution to the traffic problem in Davao City by practicing road discipline and respecting fellow drivers.


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