The only thing more upsetting than the alarm going off every morning is dealing with traffic. You have to get up three hours before work just to avoid it. Even then, you wind up stuck in bumper to bumper traffic. It’s annoying. You want to pull your hair out. Don’t you sometimes wish that your car could fly like the DeLorean from “Back to the Future”? Well then, you must be on the same wavelength as Kyxz Mendiola from the Philippines. He got so fed up with traffic jams that he came up with a passenger drone to cut down on travel time every morning.
You come to work wishing everyone a good morning, but your morning was already spoiled by traffic.
Everyone else’s morning is usually soured by bumper-to-bumper traffic too. Regular roads and freeways are always packed. It’s a common nuisance that doesn’t seem to have any solution. All you can do is bump up the music and hope your A/C doesn’t stop working.
Every driver experiences rush hour traffic and it’s not only annoying, but extremely boring too.
This is your time, your life, and it’s running out like sand in an hourglass. But there isn’t a whole lot you can do about it except chill out. You could find something productive to do while you sit in traffic, like listening to a self-help CD, or learning a new language.
According to the US Census Bureau, the average American loses nine days of their life commuting.
The bureau claims that we spend at least 26 minutes trying to get to work. For those who work 50 weeks out of the whole year, that amount accumulates to a total of nine days spent on the road. That number is probably higher in cities with high traffic like Los Angeles, or New York City.
US traffic jams might seem like a horrible nightmare, but it’s whole lot worse if you’re in the Philippines.
The Boston Consulting Group conducted a study in 2017, which suggests that drivers in Metropolitan Manila are stuck in traffic 66 minutes a day. That’s several weeks a year that commuters waste on the road.
The economy in the Philippines is thriving, which means the average person is able to buy more cars.
Unfortunately, the roads weren’t designed to handle the massive increase in traffic. Of course, the government could have the roads expanded, but that might not happen right away. So, some locals are taking a different approach.
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