What creates traffic PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 07 April 2018 13:53


BY Betty A. Elago

If you ask me, I’ll answer you frankly, the signal lights are the ones creating our traffic jam, and do you know why? The intervals of time to go is long, the reason why we have many vehicles lined up to wait for the go signal! Perhaps, if we shorten the minutes of red and green light, people won’t have to wait for a long time and suffer the heat, and traffic will be flowing every now and then, and it will avoid a long lines of vehicles!

I mentioned this to our City Administrator Ms Apple Go at one time, and said they’ll see about it, but she said it’s a problem because no one in Zamboanga City knows  how to adjust the signal lights. This is just my suggestion, because driving nowadays isn’t easy! ‘Am back driving after my heart bypass, because belching smoke of tricycles and vehicles is bad for me and I can’t use mask as I’ll suffer shortage of air in my lungs. If you have to go somewhere else, you’ll have to leave early to be on time with appoinments, because nowadays, it will take you more than half an hour to reach the place you want to go, when in fact, before these signal lights had been installed, it only took us 10 minutes to reach our destination! And I miss those days!

I pity people riding on tricycles because of the heat, however, it is also time to phase out old tricycles, jeeps and buses, because these are the ones’ that are belching smoke which we know exudes carbon dioxide! If people only know how dangerous smoke is for our health. This may also lessen our traffic in the City! However our elective officials are still humane, because many will become jobless and we don’t want this also to happen!