10 New Year’s Resolutions for Motorists and Commuters
2011 has passed, and as with every start of a new year, that means it’s time to make those resolutions! I’m pretty sure a lot of you have already made a few of your own, some of them perhaps along the lines of the ever popular “I’m going to get fit” or the extremely common “I’m going to start a new hobby.”
This time around though, we here at TrafficDito have a little proposition! The new year’s about trying new things anyway, right? In the hopes of getting everyone to help out with improving the road conditions around Metro Manila, we’ve come up with a few resolutions here that we feel will contribute to this cause. Don’t worry, none of them are crazy impossible tasks. In fact, they’re quite the opposite, really! Now imagine if everyone took even just one of these to heart and stuck by it for the year. I’d like to think we’d be on our way to having safer and less-congested roads in Metro Manila. Now doesn’t that sound like a worthwhile undertaking for the year? Here’s what we came up with:
1. I will not jaywalk and will make use of pedestrian lanes and footbridges.
2. I will be more patient when stuck in traffic and not force my way into every little gap between cars that I see.
3. I will stay under the speed limits set along roads (we’re looking at you, Commonwealth bus drivers!).
4. I will explore other means of getting to my destination aside from my gas-guzzling SUV. (if you’ve made the “get fit” resolution this year, you can hit two birds with one stone with this one! How about walking, jogging, or biking?)
5. I will keep my car well-maintained to avoid any roadside breakdowns.
6. I will not use my cellphone when driving a moving vehicle or crossing the street.
7. I will not try to bribe traffic enforcers (or try to ask for them if you’re an enforcer yourself).
8. I will use the proper inner lanes for making U-turns. (this probably sounds familiar to those who have driven through Katipunan at 7am on a school day)
9. I will follow traffic signs even when nobody’s looking.
10. I will park my car properly, and will do so in the right places only.
Hopefully these resolutions don’t end up like the likely hundreds before them though, forgotten and ignored. So for all you motorists and commuters out there, let’s start 2012 right, yeah?
Any other resolutions you’d like to add to our list? Let us hear about it!
-EJ, Product Marketing Padawan