Articles about Motorcycle Safety

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,
House Bill 8322 has been approved on second reading
A heads-up to motorcyclists: The House of Representatives has just approved House Bill 8322 on its second reading. The bill requires all motorcycle users to turn on their headlights at all times, day or night, while riding.Authored Rep. Mariano Michael
‘Road safety is not just a transport concern but a health issue as well’
Despite repeated warnings from different agencies as well as the existence of a law that imposes the mandatory wearing of helmets, many motorcycle riders in this country still don't put on protective headgear before hitting the road. The consequence? A rise
This Japan-made headgear has the edge in technology
Motorcycle apparel and accessory shops are now flooded with helmets. Drop by any of these establishments and you'll see the assorted brands lined up neatly on the shelves, each of them bearing awesome designs and technology. However, if we're talking
Avoid premature tire wear, accidents
Let's admit it, tire pressure is not exactly the most exciting part of motorcycle maintenance. How much air is in your tires doesn't sound nearly as cool as how many compounds are in them or what fancy technology they use.
These notorious road obstacles can throw you off your bike
Sometimes we are inclined to believe that some groups are behind a wicked attrition scheme to avert the overcrowding of Metro Manila. Defective traffic lights, open manholes, abandoned road diggings, and dangling electric post wires could be examples. The callousness among government
When pulling over is not your option
Were you among the riders recently caught in the midst of a nasty thunderstorm that hit Metro Manila? Did you stop riding and seek refuge in a safe place when flashfloods affected several low lying areas? Or did you opt to take
Facts versus myths
Modular motorcycle helmets are fast becoming popular among riders nowadays, especially those often engaged in long, cross-country travel.With a hinged chin bar, this type of helmet allows the rider to easily get some air, smoke a cigarette, or take a
Non-compliant motorcycle companies face penalty
A road safety practice that's only voluntary among motorcycle riders may soon become mandatory.The House Committee on Transportation led by Catanduanes Rep. Cesar Sarmiento has approved House Bill 1318 that will make headlights turned on mandatory for all motorcycles on
Read this before you ride home
When an owner of a brand-new motorcycle ends up crashing his unit while riding straight from the showroom, is it ignorance, recklessness or overexcitement?Jun Lomibao of the Honda Safety Driving Center (HSDC) told Moto Sapiens that there is a growing
An annual tradition
We have a confession to make. We haven't been responsible motorcycle riders. It's a disgrace, really. But we are not making excuses anymore. We are going to put an end to all the bad riding habits we've acquired one
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