Driving is a good teacher. It never fails to amaze me after so many years the lessons it provides to those willing to take notice. Take driving in General Santos City, one can never get enough of the roads jammed with tricycles.
Today I learned not to give in to road rage. I was happily chugging along in my BMW (in my dreams) when the tricycle ahead of me suddenly stopped in the middle of the highway to pick-up a passenger. No signals or anything… just a complete stop. Fortunately, I was able to step on the brakes and swerve to the right.
I instantly flared up and visualized the explosion of the tricycle and the death of all tricycle drivers in the entire Philippines including passengers who hitch rides in the middle of a g*d d**ned highway. But reason took over and I calmed down as fast as I flared up.
That move saved me from the Husky bus liner who also swerved to the right to avoid me. Less than a meter separated me from the tricycle and the bus. To add insult to injury, I saw the tricycle driver laughing at me. And to think that he was so small I could step on him. And I’m relatively small person. Ahahahahaha!!!
- road rage can kill. do not give in.
- when driving, take care of your own safety before others.
- avoid speeding up in roads with traffic
- always think that all drivers on the road are a menace to you. this would force you to be defensive
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