Driving Lesson 101 – Pinoy Style
It is a fact that driving lesson entails two types of instructions: Classroom instruction and Behind the wheel instruction. With regard to the latter, this type of instruction includes a one-on-one, more personal type of lesson.
On our way to Laguna, while on the road via South Luzon Expressway or SLEX, we spotted this owner-type jeepney next to us. What caught my attention is that the driver was being guided by the passenger behind him. So I thought maybe it was just my imagination. I was proven right when they got ahead of us because the vehicle was carrying a big sign that says, CAUTION! Student Driver.
From time to time, the passenger beside the driver would even hold the shift gear. What’s more amazing is that there were four more passengers behind the student driver. So we decided to tail them and take a snap shot of this unusual driving lesson at the South Luzon Expressway. After taking a snap shot, questions popped into our minds. What on earth is the student driver doing in the middle of South Luzon Expressway (SLEX)? How is it possible that a vehicle driven by a student driver is loaded with too many people? The answer is simple. In the Philippines, almost everything is possible… if not everything.
I think it’s high time to change this attitude. With the economic crisis that’s hitting globally, we need to consider a lot of factors that would help boost change and perhaps, affect our economy. If all Filipinos would begin undoing all the wrong things like graft and corruption, red tape, and more, it is only then that the Philippines could achieve a better economy. We can begin by becoming law abiding citizens. And law enforcers should also do their part by becoming good law enforcers. Working hand in hand will help make things possible.
What would you like to change in our country? How would you want to participate in this endeavour?
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