Articles about Driving 101

Being careless can mean disaster
An overtake is one of the most basic maneuvers every motorist should have in his or her arsenal. That said, messing it up can literally mean the difference between safely passing the slow car ahead or ending up in a wreck, so
Do you have any to add to this list?
For those of us who drive on a regular basis, let's admit it: We don't exactly know all of the traffic violations as indicated by law. Sure, it's common sense for us to, say, not overtake on the shoulder,
All the items on this list were lifted from the LTO’s online portal
So you've finally learned how to drive and you have acquired a driver's license from the Land Transportation Office (LTO). Congrats! But as you may have expected, there's still a lot left to learn moving forward.Sure, you may
“Be kind”
Ask yourself: From whom did you learn most of your driving skills? Chances are your answer won't be an instructor or short driving course somewhere. Most of us probably know what we know behind the wheel because of a loved one.
It’s a lot easier than most people may think
If there's one feature that a lot of us can appreciate in modern-day automatic cars, it's that most of them now come with a manual mode. Back then, you'd think such a luxury would be exclusive to the
The good, bad, and just yikes
Most of us learned how to drive thanks to our fathers. We grew up seeing what they do behind the wheel and, for some of us, we aspire to be half the driver our dads are. So to celebrate Fathers' Day, we
Always, always be kind
I've long been putting off driving in Metro Manila. I simply cannot take it: The drivers and their me-first attitude; motorcycle riders and their blatant disregard for road rules; even my impatient coworkers who are notorious backseat drivers. There's
Part 1 of Elaine Lara’s motoring awakening
My teammates have finally had it. After seven years of me calling shotgun and jumping into the backseat, they're now refusing to buy the excuse that I don't drive.I know how, that's for sure. But since I don'
You’ll need all the help you can get
You've probably heard the news about the phreatic eruption of Taal Volcano earlier today. Ashfall from the said eruption has reached as far as Metro Manila as of writing, and this has become a problem for thousands of unlucky motorists that
This recent leg of the Eco-Driving Training program hosted 15 participants
Hino Motor Philippines (HMP) is one of the well-known truck and bus manufacturers in the country. Of late, it has made headlines as a consistent supporter of the Philippine government's Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program. These efforts coincide with the
Lectures, simulators, and hours of first-aid training
In case you haven't noticed, our roads are getting messier, more chaotic, and more difficult to deal with than ever before. Is it the number of buses plying our streets? The number of cars? Or our inane habit of not giving
Aptitude tests, simulators, first-aid training—this is how Japan does driver education
I'm not the best driver. If anything, I'm probably the most scared and unconfident driver whose name has ever graced the Top Gear Philippines staff box. And despite my being part of the country's number one automotive publication for
There’s plenty of room for improvement on our end
We recently went on a trip to Japan to observe a driving school in Japan. During the trip, we encouraged our Instagram followers to ask what they want to know about learning to drive in Japan. One of the questions we got
Just a friendly reminder
Hogging the leftmost lane-aka the overtaking lane-is forbidden on the expressway. In a previous story, we've even listed down other reasons why you shouldn't make it a habit. Sadly, judging by how many people are guilty of it
Because you can’t turn heads with dull rims, right?
Owning a car includes maintenance and repairs. Taking care of it, however, means more than just keeping it running-you have to keep your car clean, too.It really isn't that hard. You just drive into a nearby car wash and
For those who find it daunting
Learning how to drive is one thing, but mastering every facet of it is another. It's more than just stop-and-go movements-you have to know how to drive in more complicated scenarios as well. One situation in particular which
It’s a handy feature
Driving is an intuitive process, and you don't really learn it by the book. Once you get the hang of it, you'll be changing gears and flipping switches without having to look at the controls.That being said, many drivers
A simple but important thing
In the human body, blood works to transport oxygen and nutrients to your cells and tissues, remove waste materials from your body, and protect you against harmful infection and foreign bodies. Engine oil works the same way in cars. It lubricates all
We’ve been there, too
Steering wheels have a locking feature to prevent the front wheels from changing direction when no key is inserted into the ignition. It aids in preventing theft. Unlocking the steering wheel might be a problem for some drivers, especially newbies who aren'
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