Friday, July 5, 2019

Metro Manila is a Sh*t Hole for Accidents, Floods


Residing or working in Makati or Mandaluyong? Well, here’s some bad news for you: you’re more likely to encounter a crash or floods. The data was recently revealed by Waze, the community-based road navigation app in collaboration with Thinking Machines, a data science consultancy company.

The data was gathered from crash and flood reports on a per square kilometer in the Philippines since the fourth quarter of 2018.

“The data garnered in collaboration with the Thinking Machines indicates that more can be done to encourage road safety and alleviate congestion, and we hope to continually leverage the cooperation of our 2.85 million active user base in the Philippines to help prevent accidents by providing crowdsourced updates on heavy traffic, floods and road closures in real-time,” said Sarah Rodriguez, Country Manager for Waze Philippines.

“Waze data offers a wealth of insight about safety and traffic conditions on our roads. We hope this information can be used to design policies and programs that improve transportation for everyone,” said Stephanie Sy, CEO, Thinking Machines Data Science.

Waze also revealed the Top 10 Most Accident-Prone Cities:
  1. Makati
  2. Mandaluyong
  3. Pasay
  4. Manila
  5. Pasig
  6. Quezon City
  7. San Juan
  8. Taguig
  9. Paranaque
  10. Marikina
Meanwhile, Waze’s Ten Most Flood-Prone Cities are:
  1. Manila
  2. Makati
  3. Mandaluyong
  4. Pasay
  5. San Juan
  6. Quezon City
  7. Taguig
  8. Las Pinas
  9. Navotas
  10. Pasig
For those keeping track, that’s a 100 percent batting average for the National Capital Region or NCR. The Philippines has a total of 145 cities as of 2016.

In order to keep this list accurate, Waze suggests that you continue to report instances of congestion, accidents, flooding, road closures, or any other traffic accidents through the app. Simply:
  • Tap ‘Reports’ (orange button on the bottom right of the screen). This will save your location if you choose to submit the report later.
  • Select the report type from the ‘Report’ menu.
  • Tap ‘Send’ to share the report.

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