Public transportation service

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Public transport in Lima is handled by buses, micros, taxis, and the so-called mototaxis. Micros are the most common ways of public transportation in Lima andmany other cities in Peru. Public transportation has an important social role there; for that reason, a lot of Peruvians citizens use it to be able to travel, butthere are some problems about the service that make it uncomfortable.

First, Micro and especially combi drivers are known for being disrespectful of trafficrules, and are extremely aggressive in soliciting for new passengers. They will stop at any part of the streets to pick up passengers and will race other micro driversto be able to get more passengers. This, combined with the lack of vehicle maintenance, the low prices, salsa, cumbia and reggaeton music on the radio and theoverall relaxed feeling in the micros, has created the so-called "combi culture".

Second, Lima does have a public transportation system, but it is definitely notthe best around. Many people who travel in buses around Lima feel unsaved because inside the bus you will find sellers of different products who interrupt yourtravel and offer their product, in some cases they insist a lot with the intention that you buy them. Also you will find people who don´t respect nothing andinclusively they don´t give a seat for people who is older than they, or a woman who is pregnant. They don´t respect the reserved seating.
To sump up, traveling in publictransportation is not comfortable for Peruvian citizens. It’s important to implant a new system that permits us to have a better service in public transportation.
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