There’s about two weeks left before the All Saints’ Day holiday weekend, meaning we have roughly 14 days left to prepare of the annual October/November traffic nightmare that’s scarier than the whole Conjuring franchise.
In anticipation of Undas 2018, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) is calling on local government units (LGU) to be ready for the holidays, and to have their traffic-management systems prepared beforehand.
Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (i-ACT) chairman Tim Orbos says that as government officials, they must make these days of remembrance tolerable, traffic-wise, for motorists: “Taun-taon na lang ’yan nararanasan ng mga Pilipino. In this moment of remembrance, let’s make mobility easy for people. National agencies can do their part, but the local government holds more accountability as they are more familiar with the situation in their specific areas of responsibility.
“Undas is all about people, not motorists, flocking to cemeteries to be with their departed loved ones. Therefore, our actions should be directed in bringing utmost safety and comfort to them,” he added.
With all of this in mind, authorities are asking LGUs to clear roads near cemeteries of obstructions. The Highway Patrol Group (HPG) is already being mobilized, too, the DOTr says. Orbos is also appealing to motorists to utilize high-occupancy vehicles (HOV) in order to maximize the flow of traffic.
You can check out the DOTr’s full statement in the Facebook post below. Are you preparing for Undas traffic already, too?