Even we weren’t immune to it
Here at Top Gear Philippines, we rather like the idea of driving in different countries. We think it's part of cultural immersion if you're in the mix of traffic in the country you're visiting. That said, most of the
Time to apply!
Earlier in May, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) announced that it will be offering free 15-hour Theoretical Driving Courses. At the time, outgoing LTO chief Jay Art Tugade said that the agency aims to make it a monthly program to make
There’s no stopping the April 15 implementation
The Association of Accredited Driving Schools of the Philippines, Inc. (AADSPI) recently pled to the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to postpone the implementation of Memorandum Circular No. JMT-2023-2390.MC No. JMT-2023-2390 is also known as the 'Omnibus Guidelines
It’s supposed to be implemented by April 15
The Land Transportation Office (LTO) recently released Memorandum Circular No. JMT-2023-2390. It's also known as the 'Omnibus Guidelines on the Accreditation, Supervision, and Control of Driving Institutions, and the Standardization of Driver and Conductor's Education'. While it sounds
New fear unlocked
Time and again, we recommend putting a dashcam in your vehicle. Aside from being used as evidence in a sketchy traffic stop, dashcams can also capture amazing and dramatic moments. That was the case for Dante Salang of Misamis Oriental.His dashcam
But no official rates just yet
Enrolling in a driving school isn't exactly cheap. Should you apply to a reputable and respected one, you're looking at around P3,000 at the very least. Of course, that will depend on what kind of course you will take,
But first, do not attempt on public roads
Like map reading and knowing your mom's phone number off by heart, you can add the humble handbrake turn to the list of skills that are dying out in the modern world.That's because the handbrake itself is dying out:
It’s now the second time this bill has been put forward in Congress
Remember the Roadworthy Driving Seminar for All Drivers Act that was filed in Congress in 2019? It appears the bill has made no progress over the past few years, as it has just been refiled in the 19th Congress as House Bill
It really isn’t that hard, people
Call me short-tempered, but motorists who refuse to use their turn signals on the road really piss me off. It takes one flick of a stalk that's literally right at your fingertips to let other people know where you're
It doesn’t have to be a stressful ordeal
For anyone who has to drive a manual, slogging through rush hour traffic is a dreadful prospect. Whether it's heading to the office or coming home from a tiring shift, the motion of rowing gears and working the pedals for several
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
'Harder than taking your masters'
Applying for a Land Transportation Office (LTO) driver's license in the Philippines might not be a walk in the park, but big strides have been made in recent years to improve the process for motorists.That said, it still isn't
Making small adjustments to your driving can go a long way
Fuel prices these days are at an all-time high. As motorists, all we can do is to try our best to weather the storm until the prices at the pump finally start to go down.Of course, the best way to
Some of the review materials are actually accessible outside of the LTMS portal
Toward the end of 2021, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) started rolling out driver's licenses with the new 10-year validity in select branches. With it came the full rollout of the agency's Comprehensive Driver's Education (CDE) Program.Under
This is the ‘Mindfulness Concept Car,’ equipped with a suite of nifty features
A lot of us get our much-needed peace and quiet when driving, especially during a pandemic like this. From simple grocery runs to relaxing night drives around the block, the time we spend behind the wheel is precious time away from
The agreement will also help ensure better driving-school standards
We all want safer roads in the metro. In order to achieve that, we also need better, more educated drivers out there. So obviously, keeping all road users safe-be it drivers, riders, cyclists, or pedestrians-is easier said than done.Something'
We’re really looking forward to hitting the road soon
It's been a while since we last hit the road, and to say that we miss driving is an understatement.But we all know it's not always a walk in the park, especially if we're talking about driving in
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
Some cars literally couldn't make it up
Today, a professional driver using the North Luzon Expressway and Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway road networks could drive an excellently conditioned vehicle to Baguio City in three hours. Likewise, he has to be very familiar with Kennon's winding and ascending
It feels as if you’re actually in the bucket seat.
Control which way you face during this drift session. Using a 180-degree camera, this guy gives you a taste of drifting by looking where you want, when you want, as if you were in the actual passenger seat yourself. Pretty cool.
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