In the recent years, traffic in the Philippines has gotten to the point where main streets are blocked even in the wee hours of the night. More and more streets in big cities are widely known for having high intensity incidents. Drivers are warned to pay extra care and caution while driving on these accident-prone streets.
If you are living and working in Manila, make sure you are aware of these 5 streets where the most drivers were killed or injured in traffic incidents in Metro Manila.
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1. Commonwealth Avenue
Leading to the more northern parts of Quezon City, the Commonwealth Avenue is now considered the widest street in our country. The most common causes of vehicular accidents are drunk-driving, over-speeding and using cellphones while driving. The road still requires a certain amount of care and caution to travel through.
Given the considerable length of the Commonwealth Avenue, there are high incidences of collisions that happen when drivers tent to speed through it. This road is the only road that has more passenger accidents than pedestrian and driver casualties.
The Commonwealth Avenue is almost saturated in traffic daily. It has around 450 passenger deaths or injuries here, and trailing behind are EDSA and C-5.
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2. Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA)
Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA)
As the longest and the most congested highway in the Metro Manila, the concentration of vehicles increases the odds that an accident can happen. In fact, the number of accidents on this road reached such a high level that MMDA officials had it blessed in 2012, following a bus crash on the EDSA-Ortigas overpass (MMDA Spearheads Formal Blessing of EDSA).
EDSA has a very high road accidents: 407 driver casualties, 324 passenger casualties and 256 pedestrians injured or killed.
More cars go through EDSA every day. It is not just cars, but the large number of trucks, motorcycles and buses that attempt to weave through traffic. The summer heat often sees the sharper increases as more drivers are prone to road rage in hot weather.
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3. Quirino Highway
The Quirino Highway shows a high volume of cars on a daily basis, given that it’s one of the access streets leading out of Quezon City, cutting through North Luzon Express Interchange, some parts of Bulacan and Novaliches.
You can see there are approximately 2,000 accidents happened on the Quirino Highway. The highway also has around 222 pedestrian deaths or injuries and 218 driver casualties.
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4. Alabang-Zapote Road
As a common access road to Las Pinas and other Southern areas of the Philippines, and because of its proximity to Metro Manila, the Alabang-Zapote road gets clogged up due to many passengers heading to and from the metro or expansive construction taking place somewhere.
The Alabang-Zapote road is indeed a clogged road, so driving too closely behind another car can be the cause of a minor collision and high odds of people giving in to their road rage. The road is also known for its fast-moving trucks.
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As beautiful as it is, the C-5 or C-5 Road is also widely considered to be the deadliest road in the Philippines.
C-5 Road tops the list of roads here with the highest driver casualties today, with 450 drivers injured or killed on the road. This road also has the highest ratio of driver-related accidents compared to passenger and pedestrian accidents.
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The government is doing their best to help mitigate the number of accidents on these particular areas as well as nationwide. Still, it's the responsibility of road users to pay high attention to what you are doing on the street so that you won't put yourself and others in danger.
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