Jeepneys: Philippines Blinged Out Public Transport

In my previous post on matatus, the private buses of Nairobi, Kenya, a couple of commenters said that these vehicles don't compare to the ones in the Philippines - and boy, they were right!

Here's the symbol of Filipino creativity and the workhorse of Philippine transportation, the Jeepneys:

In an age of unending automotive innovation for fuel efficiency, aerodynamics, safety and creature comforts, the jeepney is an immutable, uncomfortable, gas-guzzling and polluting anachronism, severely lacking in safety features. Its boxed interiors - designed to cram up as many passengers as possible - is exempt from universal safety seat-belt regulations. Check out the spare tire, easily inspected on the driver-side, and the threads are usually so worn out, dental floss in the groove would stick out. Some are a thumb-tack away from a blown-tire.

Link - Thanks Smurf Kicker!


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