Senin, 27 Desember 2010

Traffic regulations

Yesterday morning I went to one of the malls here in Jakarta by taxi. I was in a hurry at that time…. Hahaha, look at me…in a rush to go to the mall. Anyway, after stated my destination I also asked the driver to use a certain road in order to get me to the mall sooner. Rather than circling around another street. While I was talking the driver start to look at the watch.

“It is 10.00 o’clock now, so we will be able to pass that road,” I tried to calm the driver.

“Yes Ma’am, but it was only few minutes past 10.00,” said the driver. “I just worried that my watch and yours and police are all have different time...”

I was like…oh dear…he is right. If the police’s watch shown few minutes to 10.00 o’clock and we keep on passing that road then we will be successfully become a sitting duck. Then what should we do?

“Okay then, let’s have this way,” finally I tried to give a suggestion to the driver. “We just go through that road while watching the surrounding. If there is another car on that road we will follow… If not, then let’s go through another street…”

The driver agreed. Beside we still need to stop before few red lights. Surely it would be few minutes past 10.00 o’clock when we get there.

So, with pounding heart we looked both on right and left looking for partner in crime to pass that street. And it turn out, a car and this taxi both passed with flying colors through that street. Hhhh….

Sometimes people often feel that well I am the passenger. So, I am the king and the driver must know traffic regulations, shorter road and not bumping into traffic jam. Well, can’t really blame yo to feel that way. After all, you are the one who pays. However, there is nothing wrong to have knowledge for ourselves. Sometimes, there a certain road that can not be passed in the morning. Only from this time until that time then people allowed to go through that road. Who knows one day we will be the one who is driving our own car. Certainly it would be better if we also familiar with the road and rules, right?

Well, anyway…just a thought…

Ehm, now I really do want to excuse myself as I won't be seeing you until next year :)

So, Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it and happy holidays to those who doesn't (though Christmas is on Saturday...sighed)

3 komentar:

  1. Hi Ria,

    I always thought that the 3-in-1 rule
    is not valid for public transportation.

    Although I have said it on your previous
    post but I'd like to wish you once again :
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  2. Traffic regulation is a major huddle in most of the cities around the world. People find themselves tied in a knot when they get stuck in a traffic jam. Lastly, a very Happy New year to all of you.

  3. @Harry You misunderstand me... For certain road, no vehicle can enter it...say between 06.30 up to 10.00 AM. Afterwards those vehicles may enter but then start at 4 PM up to 7 PM, again no vehicle allowed to enter the road.

    Thank you for the wishes ^_^

    @LVG Many wishes to you too...


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