For quite sometime, the u-turn slots created by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) in the Philippines has become a regular part of our road life. This also effectively limit the flow of traffic to two way in major intersections. The purpose of this scheme is to ease traffic in our major roads, however, the effectiveness is being disputed and debated.
But to a new driver, these u-turn slots can be dangerous, if not fatal, specially to the speed freaks.
Remember when you applied for a license? We were oriented that the innermost lane (the left lane) is for fast moving vehicles. But this may not be applicable in Manila’s national roads because of the presence of u-turn slots. Stepping on the gas, specially at night, may spell disaster.
As safety precaution, when driving in Metro Manila and if you are not familiar in the area, stay in the middle lane and/or don’t speed up.