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Going Southwest

Shown in this picture is the national road going up to the southwestern part of my province. Its loaded with blind curves and is accident prone though the condition of the road is good. Big commercial passenger buses regularly ply or "fly" through this route from the southwestern towns to Cebu City and back every day. Accidents involving buses or private vehicles and pedestrians happen causing damage to properties and lives.

This used to be a bumpy, dusty road to travel. Thanks to our government for the improvements. Now there is so much economic developments in the once sleepy southwestern towns of Cebu Province including my home town Barili, Cebu.

Image Credit » the photo 'm using in this article is from my (Carmela's) very own collection of photos

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scheng1 wrote on December 15, 2014, 6:44 AM

I hope that the attitude of the drivers can change, so that accidents will not happen.

bad_cheetah wrote on December 15, 2014, 8:23 AM

i'm waiting for the post entitled "Going Southeast". lol

carmela wrote on December 16, 2014, 12:52 AM

growing old is a good sign which means you're gaining wisdom and strength.

carmela wrote on December 16, 2014, 1:16 AM

i have been to some southern and southeastern towns of my province but unfortunately i was not able to take some pictures. as much as possible i want to use only my photos for my articles.

carmela wrote on December 16, 2014, 1:21 AM

i think its the pressure to earn more thats pushing these drivers to exceed speed limits and risk their lives and the lives of their passengers.

scheng1 wrote on December 16, 2014, 1:23 AM

It is the same here. They are paid by per trip, so they want to make more money by making more trips.

marialy18 wrote on December 16, 2014, 11:27 PM

you now have wide roads there.ours are not yet developed. It is the President's hometown

RegieEstioco wrote on December 20, 2014, 10:27 PM

There is a joke in our place that when roads were paved, more accidents happened because transportation now moves faster. When it roads were still rough and dusty, accidents were few because vehicles move slowly.

maxeen wrote on December 21, 2014, 7:53 AM

I hate the big wagons on all the roads,there should be more railways to transport goods.

nbaquero wrote on December 31, 2014, 4:16 AM

carmela It seems that the same driving maladies affect bus drivers all over the world, in my home country they do the same.