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Why traffic congestion should be resolved?
Traffic congestion may result to unproductiveness, individual health problems,
scarcity in the economy, and environmental problem.
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Why traffic congestion should be resolved?
Traffic congestion is a burden on every individual in the city. According to the data of
Boston Consulting Group (BCG) year 2017 that Metro Manila is the third worst traffic problem
in the world. Traffic congestion may result to unproductiveness, individual health problems,
scarcity in the economy, and environmental problem.
Congestion makes people late to work, they become unproductive. It stresses people out
before getting where people are going to. Deliveries can't arrive on time and of course, that gas
costs money. Traffic may cause not only air, chemical but also sound pollution. The government
should invest in improving the transportation system as it will be a grateful help to people, to
lessen air pollution, and lessen money loss everyday due to traffic congestion.
Obviously, this problem may root different troubles to everyone like stress and delays.
No one wants traffic especially those who are rushing when going to work or school or even to
those people who are working with the delivery companies. Landau (2012) issued a position
statement that traffic problems can take health of individuals and may highly acquire
cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and different types of cancer.
The occurrence in the Philippine economy is moving slowly in this year which is partially
causes the deprivation of the big amount of money every day. The Japan International
Cooperation Agency (JICA) said that we are losing almost three billion every day and eventually
it may rise to six billion a day by the year 2030.
It also has a bad effect to the environment because the vehicles will need more fuel when
they stocked in the traffic jam so that cars may produce more carbon dioxide and toxic gases that
may fill the air and as a result, it will cause pollution and global warming.
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Why traffic congestion should be resolved?
There are different solutions about this problem such as declaring designated spots for
parking, stricter issuance and renewal of driver’s license, jeepney modernization, and
development of infrastructure projects but because of budget loss and budget deficiencies
especially to the agencies that are responsible for solving this problem, the problem will not
resolve.
Casunji (2017) said that “no law prohibits a homeowner from putting a ‘No Parking’ sign
at the gate to his property facing a public road. You may put such a sign on your gate, but that
does not necessarily mean that the driver of the parked car will be issued a traffic ticket for
illegal mean”. In this instance, authorities should implement a stricter law and local government
units should also know the possible actions that will help to mend this situation. It will be
helpful if there will be a designated place or area that everyone can park their vehicles even if
there is a fee because if Metro Manila will declare as a no parking zone, it will ease the problem
in traffic of every commuters and drivers. Motor vehicle companies should also require people
who purchase their products to ensure that they have space in their house or a parking space
where they can place their cars legally.
In other countries like United States, the issuance of driver’s license is very strict. They
are having written test and for about 3 test driving for every applicant to know if they will pass
the basic skills and the important knowledge when driving. Philippine Statistics Authority (2017)
stated that “an average of almost 34 Filipinos is being killed daily due to road accidents”.
Moreover road accidents cause a lot of problems to commuters and traffic congestion. It should
be stricter also in the Philippines. This hazard will be reduced if the car maneuvers know how to
drive safely according to the test they took before getting a driver’s license.
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Why traffic congestion should be resolved?
Aside from having hundreds of old jeepneys leads to heavy traffic, old jeepneys also
cause air pollution because most of these have unclean mechanic tools inside that causes a lot of
accident on the roads. Having safe, clean and advance public transportation is a big step for the
country to move forward in terms of modernization and it can pull car owners to commute
instead of using their vehicles that will cause additional traffic because it is more comfortable to
use the public transportation and modernized jeepneys.
From the study of Dungca and Orbon (2016) stated that there are six things need to
improve and these are the; Accessibility, Inefficiency, Poor Operation and Maintenance, Speed,
Safety and Security, Affordability of Advanced Systems, Sense of Heritage, and Policy and
Governance. However, study found the following: “As of today, the railway system in the
Philippines particularly in Metro Manila is not yet unified as compared with other countries.
There is a need to make the different rail lines connected in terms of operations to provide
efficient mass transport services for the public. The Philippines may not be comparable with
other developed countries such as Tokyo, Singapore, Seoul and London in terms of having
efficient railway system in the country, but there is still hope to correct the failures and improve
the system through proper implementation of adequate policies and strategies in the
infrastructure and operations of these rail lines. Just like Vietnam, which is still finding its way in
providing rail networks to its people, the issues and problems of the Philippine Railway System
can still be solved to provide better transport services for the Filipino people” (p. 21 - 22). The
investment in railways, subways and modernization of traffic system will solve the issue of
traffic congestion especially in Metro Manila when there is a time that people are rushing going
to works and school and going home to rest which commonly known as “rush hours, it can ease
the traffic flow because everything are functioning well and the traffic flow will be smooth.
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Why traffic congestion should be resolved?
ABS-CBN News (2018) reported that “government auditors found, of the total PhP610.9
billion obligated by DPWH, only PhP222.66 billion or 34 percent was disbursed because of
delayed and non-implementation of infrastructure projects. According to the report, DPWH was
not able to implement: 2,334 projects worth PhP62.59 billion, which were not completed within
the contract period; 135 suspended projects costing PhP6.07 billion; 15 terminated projects
amounting to PhP2.1 billion; and 815 unimplemented projects worth PhP2.58 billion.”
There are conclusive evidences that traffic congestion should be resolved, since every
individual are affected in this perennial problem which also has a domino effect in the economy
and environment. Therefore providing solution would actually be helpful and great for everyone.
In such a way it will save more time, money and efforts to every commuters and people in the
city.
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References:
ABS-CBN News. (2018). DPWH under duterte: Corruption, politics, slippage mar many
projects. Retrieved from https://news.abs-cbn.com?focus/09/04/18/dpwh-under-duterte-
corruption-politics-slippage-mar-many-projects.
Casunji R. (2017). Is it illegal to put a 'no parking' sign in front of your house? Retrieved from
https://www.topgear.com.ph/columns/wheels-of-justice/no-parking-sign-house-a50-
20171208.
Curley. A. J. (n.d.). Longer commutes may steal health and fitness. Retrieved from
http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/08/longer-commutes-may-steal-health-and-fitness-
study-says/.
Dungca J. & Orbon G. (2015). The philippinerailway system. Arch 236: Movement Systems.
pp. 21-22.
Gamboa R. (2018). Is the philippines ready for new jeepneys? Retrieved from
https://www.philstar.com/business/2018/08/07/1840198/philippines-ready-new-
jeepneys#C5tMjLZJXph4PQMm.99.
GMA News Online. (2015). Stress, pollution, fatigue: How traffic jams affect your health.
Retrievedfromhttp://www.gmanetwork.com/news/lifestyle/healthandwelness/536203/stre
ss-pollution-fatigue-how-traffic-jams-affect-your-health/story/.
Kumarage A. (2004). Urban traffic congestion: The problem & solutions. Economic Review, Sri
Lanka, pp. 3.
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Philippine Statistics Authority. (2016). Deaths in the philippines, 2016. Retrieved from
https://psa.gov.ph/content/deaths-philippines-2016.
The Manila Times. (2018). DPWH, BIR, Customs ‘most corrupt’ agencies. Retrieved from
https://www.manilatimes.net/dpwh-bir-customs-most-corrupt-agencies/448426/.
Senate of the Philippines. (2017). Billions of pesos lost in traffic; Legarda pushes for sustainable
transpo.Retrieved from http://www.senate.gov.ph/press_release/2017/0124_legarda1.asp.
USA TODAY (n.d.). The effects of traffic congestion. Retrieved from
https://traveltips.usatoday.com/effects-traffic-congestion-61043.html.
Valenzuela E. (2015). Exit essay: Traffic congestion in metro manila. Retrieved from
https://a58akreyes.wordpress.com/2015/04/16/exit-essay-traffic-congestion-in-metro-
manila/.

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Why traffic congestion should be resolved? Traffic congestion may result to unproductiveness, individual health problems, scarcity in the economy, and environmental problem. Why traffic congestion should be resolved? Traffic congestion is a burden on every individual in the city. According to the data of Boston Consulting Group (BCG) year 2017 that Metro Manila is the third worst traffic problem in the world. Traffic congestion may result to unproductiveness, individual health problems, scarcity in the economy, and environmental problem. Congestion makes people late to work, they become unproductive. It stresses people out before getting where people are going to. Deliveries can't arrive on time and of course, that gas costs money. Traffic may cause not only air, chemical but also sound pollution. The government should invest in improving the transportation system as it will be a grateful help to people, to lessen air pollution, and lessen money loss everyday due to traffic congestion. Obviously, this problem may root different troubles to everyone like stress and delays. No one wants traffic especially those who are rushing when going to work or school or even to those people who are working with the delivery companies. Landau (2012) issued a position statement that traffic problems can take health of individuals and may highly acquire cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and different types of cancer. The occurrence in the Philippine economy is moving slowly in this year which is partially causes the deprivation of the big amount of money every day. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) said that we are losing almost three billion every day and eventually it may rise to six billion a day by the year 2030. It also has a bad effect to the environment because the vehicles will need more fuel when they stocked in the traffic jam so that cars may produce more carbon dioxide and toxic gases that may fill the air and as a result, it will cause pollution and global warming. Why traffic congestion should be resolved? There are different solutions about this problem such as declaring designated spots for parking, stricter issuance and renewal of driver’s license, jeepney modernization, and development of infrastructure projects but because of budget loss and budget deficiencies especially to the agencies that are responsible for solving this problem, the problem will not resolve. Casunji (2017) said that “no law prohibits a homeowner from putting a ‘No Parking’ sign at the gate to his property facing a public road. You may put such a sign on your gate, but that does not necessarily mean that the driver of the parked car will be issued a traffic ticket for illegal mean”. In this instance, authorities should implement a stricter law and local government units should also know the possible actions that will help to mend this situation. It will be helpful if there will be a designated place or area that everyone can park their vehicles even if there is a fee because if Metro Manila will declare as a no parking zone, it will ease the problem in traffic of every commuters and drivers. Motor vehicle companies should also require people who purchase their products to ensure that they have space in their house or a parking space where they can place their cars legally. In other countries like United States, the issuance of driver’s license is very strict. They are having written test and for about 3 test driving for every applicant to know if they will pass the basic skills and the important knowledge when driving. Philippine Statistics Authority (2017) stated that “an average of almost 34 Filipinos is being killed daily due to road accidents”. Moreover road accidents cause a lot of problems to commuters and traffic congestion. It should be stricter also in the Philippines. This hazard will be reduced if the car maneuvers know how to drive safely according to the test they took before getting a driver’s license. Why traffic congestion should be resolved? Aside from having hundreds of old jeepneys leads to heavy traffic, old jeepneys also cause air pollution because most of these have unclean mechanic tools inside that causes a lot of accident on the roads. Having safe, clean and advance public transportation is a big step for the country to move forward in terms of modernization and it can pull car owners to commute instead of using their vehicles that will cause additional traffic because it is more comfortable to use the public transportation and modernized jeepneys. From the study of Dungca and Orbon (2016) stated that there are six things need to improve and these are the; Accessibility, Inefficiency, Poor Operation and Maintenance, Speed, Safety and Security, Affordability of Advanced Systems, Sense of Heritage, and Policy and Governance. However, study found the following: “As of today, the railway system in the Philippines – particularly in Metro Manila – is not yet unified as compared with other countries. There is a need to make the different rail lines connected in terms of operations to provide efficient mass transport services for the public. The Philippines may not be comparable with other developed countries such as Tokyo, Singapore, Seoul and London in terms of having efficient railway system in the country, but there is still hope to correct the failures and improve the system through proper implementation of adequate policies and strategies in the infrastructure and operations of these rail lines. Just like Vietnam, which is still finding its way in providing rail networks to its people, the issues and problems of the Philippine Railway System can still be solved to provide better transport services for the Filipino people” (p. 21 - 22). The investment in railways, subways and modernization of traffic system will solve the issue of traffic congestion especially in Metro Manila when there is a time that people are rushing going to works and school and going home to rest which commonly known as “rush hours, it can ease the traffic flow because everything are functioning well and the traffic flow will be smooth. Why traffic congestion should be resolved? ABS-CBN News (2018) reported that “government auditors found, of the total PhP610.9 billion obligated by DPWH, only PhP222.66 billion or 34 percent was disbursed because of delayed and non-implementation of infrastructure projects. According to the report, DPWH was not able to implement: 2,334 projects worth PhP62.59 billion, which were not completed within the contract period; 135 suspended projects costing PhP6.07 billion; 15 terminated projects amounting to PhP2.1 billion; and 815 unimplemented projects worth PhP2.58 billion.” There are conclusive evidences that traffic congestion should be resolved, since every individual are affected in this perennial problem which also has a domino effect in the economy and environment. Therefore providing solution would actually be helpful and great for everyone. In such a way it will save more time, money and efforts to every commuters and people in the city. Why traffic congestion should be resolved? References: ABS-CBN News. (2018). DPWH under duterte: Corruption, politics, slippage mar many projects. Retrieved from https://news.abs-cbn.com?focus/09/04/18/dpwh-under-dutertecorruption-politics-slippage-mar-many-projects. Casunji R. (2017). Is it illegal to put a 'no parking' sign in front of your house? Retrieved from https://www.topgear.com.ph/columns/wheels-of-justice/no-parking-sign-house-a5020171208. Curley. A. J. (n.d.). Longer commutes may steal health and fitness. Retrieved from http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/08/longer-commutes-may-steal-health-and-fitnessstudy-says/. Dungca J. & Orbon G. (2015). The philippinerailway system. Arch 236: Movement Systems. pp. 21-22. Gamboa R. (2018). Is the philippines ready for new jeepneys? Retrieved from https://www.philstar.com/business/2018/08/07/1840198/philippines-ready-newjeepneys#C5tMjLZJXph4PQMm.99. GMA News Online. (2015). Stress, pollution, fatigue: How traffic jams affect your health. Retrievedfromhttp://www.gmanetwork.com/news/lifestyle/healthandwelness/536203/stre ss-pollution-fatigue-how-traffic-jams-affect-your-health/story/. Kumarage A. (2004). Urban traffic congestion: The problem & solutions. Economic Review, Sri Lanka, pp. 3. Why traffic congestion should be resolved? Philippine Statistics Authority. (2016). Deaths in the philippines, 2016. Retrieved from https://psa.gov.ph/content/deaths-philippines-2016. The Manila Times. (2018). DPWH, BIR, Customs ‘most corrupt’ agencies. Retrieved from https://www.manilatimes.net/dpwh-bir-customs-most-corrupt-agencies/448426/. Senate of the Philippines. (2017). Billions of pesos lost in traffic; Legarda pushes for sustainable transpo.Retrieved from http://www.senate.gov.ph/press_release/2017/0124_legarda1.asp. USA TODAY (n.d.). The effects of traffic congestion. Retrieved from https://traveltips.usatoday.com/effects-traffic-congestion-61043.html. Valenzuela E. (2015). Exit essay: Traffic congestion in metro manila. Retrieved from https://a58akreyes.wordpress.com/2015/04/16/exit-essay-traffic-congestion-in-metromanila/. Name: Description: ...
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