Shoddy public transport isn't helping
Can we somehow identify the individual who coined the phrase 'Smart Motorway' and administer an especially grievous Chinese burn? Talk about creating a rod for your own back by raising expectations beyond what might be delivered.If you're from the UK,
Road-widening of national highways continue
The nationwide road-widening project, which began in earnest in 2013 continues, and the physical motoring landscape is indeed changing. It isn't only us car guys who miss the nostalgia and romance of driving along tree-lined highways. Various historical preservation
In case you missed the memo
If you travel along any of our fine expressways (Star Tollway, SLEX, NLEX, SCTEX, or TPLEX), you are probably familiar with vehicle classifications and their corresponding fees. Keen eyes will also notice a height measurement at every toll booth that reads 7ft6in.
It’s ‘overtaking only’ for a reason
Ah, highways. They're a wonderful place to drive, right? You have all the space in the world to take your car out for a spin (within the speed limit, of course). It's like an open playground for drivers.Well, not
These could save your life
One of the joys of summer is taking long road trips out to far-flung provinces. But for Manileños used to walking-pace traffic, the open highway can be daunting. Here are a few tips to keep the experience safe and
Some updates you need to know
What a busy September that was, with the Philippine International Motor Show, the Toyota 86 launch/Vios Cup, and our first Top Gear Academy happening almost successively. In our haste to keep up with the car news, we missed some vital updates
Read about his motivation
Seeing how some provinces in Northern Luzon have benefited from the newly opened expressway in the region, Rep. Scott Davies Lanete (3rd District, Masbate) has filed a bill that seeks the construction of additional expressways "to promote optimum growth among the regions
Because nothing beats an informed driver
Holy Week is almost here, which means summer road trips for most of us. So now would be a good time to familiarize ourselves with the specific speed limits on our major expressways. It's interesting how many of us don&#
To boost the region's economy
Rep. Rufus Rodriguez (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro City) is pushing for the construction of a 240km Trans-Mindanao Superhighway to boost the economy of the Philippines' southernmost region."Mindanao, sadly, is still known as the land of promise," said Rodriguez. "We
Find out what the digits were
We spent some time with the patrol officers of the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway today, and it was inevitable that our conversation led to speed-limit violations.According to the SCTEX patrol group, on the average, they would apprehend around 20 violators
Linking Bicol, Quezon, Aurora, Quirino, Isabela and Cayagan
A solon is proposing the construction of a superhighway linking the provinces of Bicol, Quezon, Aurora, Quirino, Isabela and Cayagan, supposedly to decongest Metro Manila.\"A superhighway linking the provinces of Bicol, Quezon, Aurora, Quirino, Isabela and Cagayan will cut transportation time
Because it's no fun to drive fast in Metro Manila
Blame progress if you must, but it's just no fun to drive fast on Metro Manila's highways anymore. NLEX, SLEX and the SCTEX have speed traps, and they're quite diligent with nabbing "overspeeders." I should know. I've been
Plenty of vintage metal hidden away in the provinces
The hobby of restoring old cars is usually known as such. On the way back to Manila from the hillclimb I came across a very interesting garage in Barangay Santa Rita East, Agoo, at the base of Marcos Highway in La Union.
Rolling traffic hazards?
Do you hate it when slow-moving vehicles hog what are supposed to be fast lanes? You're not alone.Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of the second district of Pampanga said slowpokes running on roads designated for fast vehicles impede the flow
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