Articles about Driving 101

Is this something that should be adopted across the globe?
The European Commission has provisionally approved plans to place speed limiters on all new cars sold in Europe from 2022 onwards. Called the 'intelligent speed assistance' (ISA) system, the feature will become mandatory along with a raft of other safety systems, including
Honesty is still the best policy
Manila's busy streets are tight and packed to the brim with motorists zipping about. As such, fender benders are a common occurrence on the road. It's pretty much part of the way of life around here.Hitting a parked car,
Your radiator should be the least of your worries
Planning long-haul road trips in your head, itching for some sand between your toes, and experiencing an incessant craving for halo-halo? Don't worry, you're not alone: Summer is coming.Finally, it's time to put those vacation leaves
About time
Again, you cannot 'reserve' a parking slot by standing in it-whether it's in a mall, in front of a restaurant, or in an open parking area. It's inconsiderate and lazy, and it's a practice downright frowned upon by,
It’s under your rearview mirror
Sometimes, it's the littlest things we take for granted: The thank-yous after paying at the convenience store, leaving a tip at restaurants, kissing a loved one goodbye before heading off to work-and, for some motorists, mundane car features that
Don't take these for granted
When it comes to driving, coming to a stop is just as important-if not more so-than getting up to speed. It doesn't matter how fast your ride can go if you're going to end up splattered
Please just don't
How many times has this happened to you: Maneuvering tight parking areas, desperately looking for a vacant slot only to find one occupied by a person, reserving a parking slot by standing in it. Standoff ensues.Well, a country close to ours
So, what type of motorist are you?
A few years back, a study observing parking differences between the US and China suggested that a higher percentage of people who park facing out equates to higher economic growth. That people who park facing outwards may be overachievers that drive the
Something we can all learn from
The Japanese are known for many things. Chief among them is their tendency as a people to be polite and courteous. That habit extends to the way they drive.But it turns out that the Japanese are so respectful that they actually
Just like it was yesterday
Most of you guys are probably first-time car owners or well into your second or third vehicle. By now, you know how to drive, and you've driven around quite a lot after having worked your ass off for your very
It's better to be safe than sorry
If there's anything the past three days has taught us, it's that you can never really know when a light drizzle will escalate into disastrous levels of flooding. Well, at least not here in the city, where our poor drainage
For one, it's now included in the new ID card information
Finding myself with three hours to kill, I decided to renew my driver's license at SM North EDSA last month, even if it was still valid for another 30 days. "Basta po within 60 days of expiration, pwede nang mag-renew,"
They grow up so fast
Kids: As much as you love them, there will always be instances when they can get on your nerves, or try their darndest to push your patience to its limits. Raising them is as much a test as it is a gift.
What's your take?
Once you've done it long enough, driving becomes instinctive. Even when you drive a manual, which involves operating three pedals, shifting gears, and steering all at once. It's hard at first, but once you get the hang of it, it'
'When in doubt, don't'
There was a big fuss a few days back over a Land Rover driver getting stuck in floods on Araneta Avenue. It shocked many people that a supposedly flood-proof car-one driven by an experienced off-roader, no less-could actually
Don't lose your composure behind the wheel
We've made this point time and time again: A mad driver is a reckless driver-a danger not just to himself, but to his passengers and fellow motorists, too. We're not sure how much further we can stress this.Now
EDSA not moving? Burn some calories, then
Have you ever used #carmageddon as an excuse to skip out on gym time? We feel you-not everyone has the time, energy, and willpower to exercise after slogging through rush-hour traffic. If only stop-and-go driving could be considered
In case you're wondering
A few weeks ago, a video of a two-year-old left alone inside a vehicle went viral. Social media went wild, as expected. We'll leave the parenting lectures to the experts and the expert wannabes. We're just thankful that
And how it's making you dangerous on the road
How proficient would you say you are in driving? If you rate your skills behind the wheel as above-average, guess what-that's the average response given by the majority of drivers out there. As numerous studies have shown, we tend
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