An Open Letter to Jeepney Drivers: Top 7 Things Jeepney Drivers Can Do to NOT Piss Motorists Off

An Open Letter to Jeepney Drivers: Top 7 Things Jeepney Drivers Can Do to NOT Piss Motorists Off

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Here’s my open letter to jeepney drivers:

 

Dear jeepney drivers, you are a m**** f****** son of a b***** stupid b***** f***** a********……. oh oh … ok, ok….. sorry about that…. I promised to write a respectful letter but I guess my road rage from that near-sideswipe-because-you-didn’t-signal-and-then-you-stopped-in-the-middle-of-the-road is still a bit fresh…. but let me try this again.

 

Dear beloved jeepney drivers. I know it’s not your fault and you are just doing what you can to provide for your families in this economy. In fact, I really admire the hard work you put into your long hours in the crazy heat and traffic, and I actually think it’s the government we should really push for better regulations.  But, for now, for the safety of all, and so everyone else would stop hating you, here are seven things you can do to make other motorists not hate you so much.

 

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7. Pick a damn lane!

We’re not connecting the dots here! So having your jeepney right in the middle of the broken lines on the road is not the way to do it! Pick a lane damnit!

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6. Turn on your headlights.

It’s dark, my car is tinted because of the daytime heat, and I’m tired because it’s 11pm at night…. so I can’t really see you as you try to overtake me…. TURN YOUR LIGHTS ON!

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5. For god’s sake, use your turn signals!

I swear, it’s really not that hard…

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4. Don’t cut in front of every motorist, especially if we’re all falling in line.

Manners go a long way buddy.

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3. Don’t make turns from the middle, or wrong lanes.

Like SERIOUSLY?!

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2. Pull over ALL THE WAY to the side of the road.

If you’re going to pick up passengers, pull your jeepney over all the way to the side! Don’t block everyone else from moving forward just coz you’re too lazy to line up your jeepney properly to the side!

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1. Don’t stop in the middle of the M**** F****ing road!

Sorry, this one is my biggest pet peeves when it comes to jeepneys. I mean really, can you please just pull over to the side (see item #2) and pick up passengers there? Do you really have to block 2 or 3 lanes of cars for that? I mean you do know you will be picking up passengers… you are a jeepney…. so why not just stay to the right side of the road, instead of the middle?!

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I’m no expert, but I do believe that specified stops for public vehicles can and will help with the flow of traffic. I’m voting for designated stops and areas for passengers as I think  it’ll be safer, more organized and better for everyone. What do you think?

For those of you that are already accustomed to this, well, I guess getting used to the traffic and jeepneys is just another sign that you’re getting too used to Manila

Anyway, here’s Vin Diesel riding a jeepney.

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Did I miss anything? What are your jeepney pet peeves?

 

An Open Letter to Jeepney Drivers: Top 7 Things Jeepney Drivers Can Do to NOT Piss Motorists Off

 






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