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Helpful Driving Tips – Manila 13 January 2006

Posted by Sasha in The Road Warrior.

This was inspired by a post I read. Here’s my take on it, however, instead of providing you with rules for driving, I’m just going to give you some helpful tips that should be kept in mind if you find me driving alongside you, in Manila.

  • Don’t stop in the middle of the road
  • Pullover, dammit! I’m talking to all drivers of public utility vehicles, including cabs. Otherwise, your passengers and yourself will suffer the intensity of my blaring horn! Argh. That’s also to let the others know how much of a bad driver you all are.

  • Don’t try to cut in on me
  • Manila Traffic is hell. Word of advise: queue up and wait. All of us need to get to wherever we have to go. I hate drivers who think that the use of counter-flow will ease the congestion of the traffic. Duh. That’s downright stupid. So, don’t get frustrated if I don’t let you cut in. You can still try but don’t say I didn’t warn you.

  • Don’t try to overtake
  • Especially if I’m close to the car in front of me. You don’t stand a chance in cutting in. I’ll speed up and slow down accordingly just to get my point across and also, just to annoy the hell out of you.

  • Never underestimate a female driver
  • Particularly, me. I actually humiliated the driver of a Honda Hatchback along the stretch of the SLEX. Driving a dressed up 1.6 Toyota Corolla GLi, I wasn’t surprised when he provoked me to race him. He had a headstart but I still creamed him anyway. And that’s not just due to the car’s engine, mind you. Or you can ask my friends, Ram, Oliver or Jay. It was a fair race, right, Jay?

Anyway, I have yet to master the Aussie Road Rules, for that, I need a different set, I reckon.

You can read the source.



1. DJ Jay - 2 February 2006

interesting read sasha. the tips are very helpful..

2. theparody - 2 February 2006

DJ Jay: Thanks.

3. nomly - 11 January 2009

thanks for the article,its great

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