Articles about Driving Skills

This will be the 13th edition of Ford Philippines’ globally recognized program
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
The kickoff event marks the program’s 12th year in the Philippines
We've said it time and again: Driving is more than just getting from point A to B. There are a lot of different factors that should be considered when one sits behind the wheel. There are more risks than you think,
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
Be prepared for the wet season
Rainy season is upon us, and we want to make sure that everyone is safe when driving under the deluge. Here are few more no-nonsense tips that will surely come in handy. Slippery soles can slide over the car's pedals,
Growing up shouldn't be hard to do
For the most part, the chaos that is Metro Manila traffic is the result of motorists acting like children. Poor impulse control, impatience, sense of entitlement, selfishness, and tantrums (the adult kind) are to blame for this dismal situation. Driving in this
'Take it slow and steady if necessary'
Driving can be quite hazardous on its own. But throw in some wet weather and it can become, well, lethal. Visibility is impaired and tire grip is minimized due to wet road surfaces. Even the smallest amount of water can make a
Keep cool and never panic
For many of us, the act of driving comes naturally: You get behind the wheel, start the engine...and that's about it. Maneuvering a car-unless you're on the track or navigating twisty mountain roads-is for the most part,
Gleaned from other countries
Recently, Land Transportation Office (LTO) chief Edgar Galvante voiced his wish to have a standardized curriculum for driving schools in the country. If you ask us, we're all for it. Actually, we're in favor of Filipino motorists getting any semblance
A reader wants to know
A reader recently sent in a question about driving a manual-transmission vehicle. Should a driver step on the brake, or the clutch first, when coming to stop? Obviously, this reader is a new driver. And we do love to help new
It's all about keeping things level
Think fast: What's the first thing you do when you hop inside a brand-new car? Chances are very few of you would answer setting yourself up for the proper driving position. It's just something that, based from observation, many
Are we the 'smoothest' in the world?
Filipino drivers experience a range of emotions when on the road. Unfortunately, that range is made up of emotions like frustration, stress, annoyance, and oftentimes even despair...or so we thought.Surprisingly, a recent study conducted by Shell in partnership with Goldsmiths,
You will never be stranded in the mountains
Mountain retreats like Baguio City and Tagaytay have steep hills. Away from the main highway, you will encounter residential driveways and commercial establishments that have steep and daunting access roads. When driving into or out of these places, not all of these
It feels like an escape
Many drivers dread heading out after dark. It makes sense, as visibility is impaired and you need to be more cautious as you traverse through unfamiliar territory. But if your head's in the right place and you know what you're
Happy trails!
Your heart is pounding like it's about to jump out of your chest. You're short of breath, and you experience tunnel vision, seeing only what's in front of you. No, you're not about to knock on the door
And what you can do to control it
There's an old adage in car folklore that oversteer scares passengers while understeer scares drivers. For a lot of people, that is the case. Feeling a car's tail fling out and away from the front can be intimidating when you'
Bad, bad things happen
Interestingly, this is one question that enough people ask but more people get wrong than right. In the strictest sense, there are very few speed humps on our local roads.Speed humps are supposed to be anywhere from 3.7m to 4.
You're bound to use it at some point
Traverse provincial roads long enough and you'll know that sudden changes in elevation, such as bridges, steep hills and dips, are something every driver should learn watch out for. One wrong approach can literally send you flying.You could say they'
An age-old debate
Recently, some of the younger members (myself included) of the Top Gear PH team took part in the first module of the Automobile Association Philippines' Motor Sports Development Program, coached by local racing legend Vip Isada. Among the many lessons that Coach
Timeless lessons
My name is Dylan Lacsamana, and my friends and family call me DyLac. I am a Generation X-er telco executive by day, and a full-time car lover. I've been driving since the age of 15, so that's about
You should know this by heart
No, you didn't read the title wrong. Believe it or not, turning left at an intersection actually needs to be taught to some people who hold valid driver's licenses, have been behind the wheel for years, and aren't male
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