Everyday when you watch a local news here in our country, the Philippines, most of the accidents reported is due to road accidents, majority of road accidents are a motorcycle collided to a ….
But 40 percent of them are those Public Passenger Jeepney is due to overspeeding, that the driver can’t control anymore if someone surprised to cross the street;
Or an unexpected vehicle overtaking situations;
Or a sudden passenger jeepney behind overtakes and immediately unloads his passengers to an illegal unloading side of the road.
Most or majority of the fastest public passenger jeepneys that are into over-speeding are jeepney’s in route with Guimbal, or Miag-ao.
I still remember before the older times, regarding public passenger buses, most of them are Calmark Love Bus versus Ceres Liner Bus.
Buses on that early years, those flooring are made of light wood materials, and I think there is no shock absorbent, and due to roads that are not cemented, when over-speeding, engage in racing with another same bus or a competent bus, you'll feel that the bus is like a rocket that lifts its body off the rough road.
Over-speeding is not only a single problem, but most of them are not only into over-speeding but also overloading; notice those group of passengers and group of baggage’s that are placed or set on top of the passenger jeepney roof.
It’s more fun in the Philippines.
Here is the link that I found on you tube:
That is captured by a low resolution video from a standard camera cellular phone lens on that year 2008, according to the author.
That public passenger jeepney is in route to Miag-ao, Iloilo Philippines, and according to the author, that passenger jeepney vehicle travels at around 100 to 120 kilometers per hour.
Yet it may not be the fastest, but it is still not legal because the permitted maximum speed is only around 60 kilometers per hour, as most of the road allowed speed sign that is posted along side of the road.
Here is another one of the link that I found in you tube:
At :40, did you see the overtaking another public passenger jeepney?
Did you notice those passengers accommodating at the outside back portion of that vehicle?
That is illegal to the law; a sitting capacity of every standard public passenger jeepney is about 25 (more or less) depending to the size or type of the vehicle.
And those passengers hanging on that outside portion of the jeepney are understandable for a free fare, not oblige to pay, a consideration that those hanging passengers never take a chance to have a seat inside.
Gentleman attitude is always practiced in the Philippines, especially if men are sitting inside, and there are no available seats to accommodate while another passenger wants to ride, and for example, that passenger is a woman, well, one of the men inside volunteers to give-up his seat and have it for that woman to take, and that man is a gentleman, he should stand on that back portion of that jeepney to climb, hold and hang himself there and oblige not to pay for a fare fee.