Department of Health now ranks the vehicular accident deaths in the Philippines as the fourth highest after diseases of the heart, diseases of the vascular system and malignant neoplasms.
A tv station interviewed some people, and the most common answer was “lack of discipline”. Maybe, but partly correct.
I believe the real reason is the age old corruption happening inside the LTO offices all around the Philippines, specifically in the approval of licenses to motorists.
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Just bribe a corrupt LTO employee and one undeserving motorist will have the license in a matter of days.
I’m pretty sure, some of you reading this could relate to this ;).
So an undeserving driver is out there on the streets.
If an untrained driver gets into an accident, could get away just by bribing a corrupt traffic officer. He escapes the chance to get educated about basics in traffic rules. There is another risk of him or her getting into an accident in the future.