It’s been raining since dawn. And though it’s very tempting to just stay under the comfort of my blanket, I manage to muster up the will to go to work. At least it’s Friday (weekend is coming!) and I don’t exactly have many agenda to do at work today.
Despite the fact that I left home earlier this morning, the traffic seems to be much more congested than usual. It’s the case that occur every time it rains, actually, but only this morning do I understand the reason why (><”)…
People are using the bus way lane (not only motorcycles, as per usual, but also cars). The lane usually guarded by people operating some kind of a gate to let busses in (and keep other vehicles out). Since it’s raining, there’s no one guarding the gate and thus the lane is open. I guess, when there are no busses passing, the lane seems like a freeway. But if everybody thinks like that, wouldn’t it be congested? Especially when it’s only a single lane in which you couldn’t pass through other cars (but then, I guess it fits a motorcycle and a car just fine). So the traffic got congested at the beginning of the lane, where everybody wanted to get in (to make it worse, it’s usually on an intersection, so the traffic in the intersection got congested because others couldn’t pass by).
To make things worse… there are gaps in the middle of the lane. Some kind of openings in the road divider so that vehicles from the lane could get out from the lane and vice versa. These getting in or out of the lane make the traffic even more congested… in the middle of the road! (>”<)
I don’t understand.
If you could drive on the right lane on usual days, why can’t you just keep on driving like that when it’s raining??? The fact that people think it is okay to go into the bus way when there are no one guarding the gate is the problem that needs to be addressed! Just because there is no one forcing the rules to you, does that mean you are not affected by the rule?