Articles about Motorcycle Safety

Because all of us deserve safer roads
As part of its efforts to improve road safety, the Legal Engagement Advocating Development and Reform, Inc. (LEADER, Inc.) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) NCR East conducted the second leg of the 'Ridelihood' program.Ridelihood is a training program for Filipinos
According to new ASEAN NCAP rules
It's obvious that the sheer amount of motorbikes in Metro Manila has greatly increased in recent years. Unfortunately, this phenomenon has also equated to an increasing number of road accidents involving these two-wheelers as well.According to data from the
Did it suffer the same fate as the PNP version?
Did the 'Clean Rider' anti-criminality campaign by the Philippine National Police (PNP) die a natural death?It was a little more than a year ago when PNP chief General Oscar Albayalde led the police force in launching the Clean Rider sticker
There are still low-budget two-wheelers that don’t have it as standard
Let's face it: Riding motorcycles isn't the safest thing ever. With modern bikes having more performance gains with every generation while also being easier to own, it's no wonder motorcycle accidents have reportedly increased by 21% in 2018 based
The initial lineup comprises six models to suit different riders
Good news, riders: Bikerbox is now the official distributor of Zeus Helmets in the Philippines. The company held the launch of the brand on Saturday, August 3, at Yamaha YZone's Motora Azul 1955 Cafe Lounge.The Taiwanese helmet manufacturer, which has
Is this really a good idea?
Heads up, motorcycle riders. A lawmaker has filed a bill in Congress in hopes of making the use of motorcycle helmets optional.Yep, you read that correctly. Optional.House Bill 153, written by Representative Arnolfo Teves of Negros Oriental, aims to make
The six-month pilot-run for 27,000 riders in Metro Manila, Metro Cebu begins
The much-awaited pilot runs of ride-hailing motorcycle company Angkas in Metro Manila and Metro Cebu have officially started.Angkas officials led by George Royeca announced that the technical working group (TWG) of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) had given the
Get acquainted first with its features and controls
Sooner or later, you'll be riding a motorcycle that's not yours (but not stolen, mind you). Your own ride might be undergoing repair at your favorite mechanic's, or you've embarked on a two-wheeled adventure in a remote
#3: Rider will likely spend more time cleaning the bike than doing house chores
When women get together for a chat, no stones are left unturned. We'll talk about something either in passing or in painstaking detail. And when the topic arrives at motorcycles, you can be sure there are many opinions flying around-especially
Know yourself, know your bike, know your ride
Imagine spending a long vacation ride with friends. You plan so far ahead and have everything already set up on your journey when the worst possible scenario happens: Your bike stops running in the middle of the trip. In the event of
Before, Filipino participants had to spend €10,000 to undergo training in Europe
It's time to turn the tables.Before, Filipino riders who wanted to join the prestigious BMW riding instructors' course had to travel all the way to Germany to undergo training and get certification. You had to spend at least €10,000 (
“The provision on front license plates was not in the original version”
Here’s what front license plates look like in Malaysia and Singapore
In case you missed it, President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to suspend the implementation of the 'doble plaka' law, otherwise known as Republic Act No. 11235 or the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act.It was during his speech
Take note: The event is not exclusive to male riders
It was easy to lose purpose and orientation at the 13th Inside Racing Bike Festival and Trade Show held from March 22 to 24, 2019. During the opening day, I found myself in the labyrinthine halls of the World Trade Center in
The main issue is the large proposed license plate in front of the motorcycles
Now that the Philippine Senate has approved on third and final reading Senate Bill 1397, otherwise known as the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act of 2017, the measure only needs the signature of President Rodrigo Duterte to become a law.This would mean
Business is brisk for underbone riders acting as escorts in political convoys
Now that election fever is heating up, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde has issued a stern warning against privately owned motorcycles using illegal sirens and blinkers while acting as escorts in campaign motorcades.Albayalde, himself a rider, has
Look, ma! I’m riding on one wheel!
We're pretty sure that one time or another, you've attempted to pop a wheelie on a motorcycle. Those who've managed the stunt will attest it's a blast to do and oftentimes addicting.A lot of riders dream of
It’s tough to make a living this way
Riding a motorcycle is, by anyone's definition, a ride on the wild side. It does not matter much where you ride geographically. Climates may differ as may road conditions and traffic density, but there are constants. It's dirty and dangerous,
‘Lessen the movement of the victim’
Browse social media these days and, without fail, you'll likely see a photo or video of a motorcycle accident in your feed. And in these images, it seems that many motorists and bystanders don't care if there's an injured
‘Motorcycle ambulance’ soon to roll on PH roads
Are you wondering why riders flash the peace sign whenever they see a fellow rider on the opposite side of the road even though they're complete strangers?This familiar hand signal shows a special bond among motorcyclists. With this unique gesture,
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