Articles about Drunk Driving

Has it really come to this?
If you often find yourself plying Manila's streets in the wee hours of the morning, no doubt you've come across the sight of cars coasting down the road at a snail's pace, trying with all their might to maintain
'Drinking kills your driving skills'
Last week, we shared with you some statistics provided to us by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO). The numbers painted a very grim picture of the state of drunk driving in the Philippines: Only a total
This has to change
Last night, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) gave members of the motoring media an update regarding the state of the country's fight against drunk drivers-and it isn't looking good.Statistics provided by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) show that
Pillion rides are only for wives and girlfriends
Blame it on several motorcycle club names like Rogue, Outlaws, Scalawags, Bandidos, and Diablos, but big biker riders are often associated with violence, alcoholism, drug addiction, and even illicit affairs. It was in the '60s and '70s that the bikers' romance with
You're the real MVP
No, it didn't begin with some drunken night out in Makati or after we'd downed one too many bottles of Light after work. You've been the designated driver before anyone in our age bracket had even crossed over into
Don't drink and drive
We know how difficult it is to turn down a couple of drinks after a long tiring day at the office--especially now, with the holiday season in full swing. After all, what's one bottle-or four-for the road?But
There's science to prove it
Do you take your car to the gym or your weekly Sunday basketball game? If yes, you might want to hold off from driving immediately after afterwards, or at the very least down a bottle of water before doing so.Tests have
No need to drive home under the influence
Time and time again, motorists have been reminded to never drink and drive. Countless lives have been lost due to irresponsible drivers who get behind the wheel after having one too many shots. This has prompted a number of countries to enforce
It knows if the driver is tired
The risk of nodding off at the wheel can happen even to "veteran" drinkers. All it takes is a momentary lapse, and you can consider yourself lucky if you walk away with mere bruises after. But drowsiness doesn't come solely as
Watch and learn how it works
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here. As much as we try to convince motorists to lay off the booze and stay away from substance abuse before stepping into a vehicle,
A year after the bill was signed into law
Nearly a year after President Benigno Aquino III signed Republic Act 10586, simply known as the "Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act of 2013," the Department of Transportation and Communications has finally published the implementing rules and regulations for penalizing drivers caught
To enforce anti-drunk driving law
As we earlier reported, Republic Act 10586--or the \"Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act of 2013\"--will be implemented before the end of the year. Since the act calls for the acquisition of \"sufficient breath analyzers within four months\" from the
Implementing rules and regulations to be released in September
The Land Transportation Office and other government agencies like the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, the Philippine National Police and the Department of Health are now busy drafting the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for the public rollout of Republic Act 10586 or
It\'s not enough to preach that drunk driving kills
I don\'t really drink. I have a bit of a sweet tooth, so beer has never appealed to me as it has with many of my colleagues. Honestly, I\'m not much fun in a party where everybody\'s tipsy, friendly
A road-safety campaign by Beer Below Zero
Let's face it: Filipinos have a habit of drinking and driving, no thanks to the lack of concrete laws against it. You only need to check out the parking lots beside watering holes this Friday night to confirm this. But what
Someone can drive your car for you
Let's admit it: Filipinos love their beer and many Filipino motorists drive under the influence (DUI) of alcohol almost on a regular basis, no thanks to the absence of a concrete law on drunk-driving. While DUI is a very serious
Calls it "unconstitutional"
Rep. Winston Castelo (2nd District, Quezon City) is calling on his colleagues in the House of Representatives to investigate a department order issued by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) imposing high fines against violators who are caught operating a motor vehicle while
Could a similar measure work here?
If you're planning to visit France after July 1 and drive around its romantic countryside, make sure you put breathalyzer kits in your glove compartment (or kikay kit).According to AutoExpress, starting July 1, 2012, all drivers in France will need
Make it 15 years in prison and a fine of P200,000, solon says
Although the Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Dangerous Drugs and Similar Substances Act of 2011 in the House of Representative is already on its third and final reading, Rep. Marcelino Teodoro (1st District, Marikina City) apparently thinks its stipulated penalties are
Disabling the car if you're on the tipsy side
Japan-based automotive safety product supplier Takata is reportedly working on a device that can check a driver's blood-alcohol level through touch alone, the Detroit Free Press reported.According to Kirk Morris, Takata's vice president of business development, the
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