Special lanes for emergency vehicles are not enforced, the infrastructure is outdated, and local drivers are often unwilling or unable to make way. Photo: Reuters

Manila traffic jams take deadly toll as patients die in ambulances stuck in gridlock

  • Manila is home to some 13 million and there is nearly one vehicle registered per person. Bad traffic costs the city US$67 million daily in lost productivity
  • Neither the government nor ambulance companies keep count of how many patients die in traffic each year
Topic |   The Philippines

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Special lanes for emergency vehicles are not enforced, the infrastructure is outdated, and local drivers are often unwilling or unable to make way. Photo: Reuters
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