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Car Accident: Why we need better transportation?

On my way to work this morning, I was involved in a car accident. I was sleeping when suddenly I fell off my seat. The driver was cursing, when I gained my orientation, I saw a white sedan had hit us. The impact was strong, from the looks of it, the car was severely damaged.

The driver even have to crawl to the passenger seat cause he couldn’t open his door. I was lucky I was not sitting on that side.

Hassle. I have to report the incident and book another ride. I set the destination going to work but being superstitious I imagined a final destination scenario where I’ll met another accident. Husband told me to change the pin and go home.

The second uber driver didn’t want to drive me home. I told him I’ll be charged a cancellation fee. I also pointed the accident area and told him I was the passenger there and have to book again. (He set destination going to Cavite that is why) he was kind to take me home.

Accident area: Hillcrest Drive cor Shaw Blvd. 

I am safe. Thank God! I didn’t want to post this because I do not want to tell everyone what happened to me. I only texted my officemates, husband, and in laws when I got home.

Uber refunded my fare. 

Why am I sharing this? Because of the news! I cannot believe how narrow minded law makers could be. There are other ways to regulate a transportation company. 

Commuters prefer TNVS because it is safer, they abide by the companies’ rules, they have accountabilty, customer support, and so on. Innovators created Uber and Grab to resolve the existing transportation problem that the local government can’t do.

Now PUV’s are complaining because they are out of business. Who’s fault it is?

I actually quit my day job because I cannot stand paying P15k per month for Grab/Uber bill, transportation is not included in my salary package. I am still late, salary is deducted. 

The surge is high, fare could reach P600 per trip and I do not have a choice. I want to go home. I even do some work in transit, have my breakfast, and take a nap. The traffic was at its worst. I do not want to experience same incidents I have experienced before using our existing tranportation available.

MRT: Got busted, need to walk on the rail. Cut trips because a train got busted in another station. 

Bus: Sat beside a maniac jerking off and saw how he wiped his semen on to the seat, GROSS; Hijacked by snatchers twice; lost phones. 

Jeepney: Same snatchers; My skirt being pulled up in Recto. 

What incident do we need to experience before we addressed the issue? It’s not all the time we will go to police stations to press charges, right? 

It is not just about the business competition. It is about the citizen’s safety and convenience for them to function better in their workplace and help this country progress. The implementation of laws without corruption (how I wish).

Even if sometimes, citizens feel entitled, it won’t hurt to feel/see where the taxes are going. 

This is a plead for PUV unity. 

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