Articles about Passenger Safety

Three stars for adult-occupant protecion, two for child-occupant protection
The India-built SUV has six standard airbags but has passenger-protection issues
The Kia Carens officially made a comeback at the end of 2021 as a three-row SUV in India. We said back then that it might be a good fit for Philippine roads. Now, though, we think you might have doubts about
It’s called the Knight, and it’s a next-level alarm of sorts
What if we told you that there's a cup holder for your car that can double as an anti-theft security device? Yeah, we didn't immediately buy the idea at first until we saw this.This gizmo is called the
There are actually potential dangers to it
It's probably safe to say that before the pandemic, most of us have never used alcohol-the disinfecting kind-more than we have in the past year or so alone. It's one of the easiest, most common ways to keep
“You shouldn’t need a law to convince you that child safety is important”
Lost in the scandal over the private motor vehicle inspection centers over the past month is the less contentious but just as overblown scandal over the Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act-a law we've been reporting about for four years.
*That’s RMB370 million in Chinese currency
No matter what you say about Chinese cars, there's still no denying the fact that vehicles from the People's Republic have improved by leaps and bounds in recent years. Geely, in particular, has produced some pretty decent vehicles of late,
Harmless? It’s anything but
From behind the screen of a smartphone, the ashfall that's resulted from Taal Volcano's eruption might seem harmless-just a thick mist of dust and dirt piling onto cars and rooftops here in Metro Manila.Harmless? It's anything but.
The unit tested was from the Indian market
The Suzuki Ertiga is a car that ticks plenty of the right boxes. This seven-seat Japanese MPV is stylish, drives reasonably well, and features a practical and cozy interior. In terms of safety, though, the vehicle could use a little improvement.
How have the NCAP tests changed over the years
It isn't for the purposes of adolescent glee that the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) flings perfectly good cars at exceptionally solid objects, and vice-versa. Over the past two decades, car-crash fatalities have dropped from around 60,000 a
Asking for contact numbers is strictly prohibited
In the world of motorcycling, being a passenger means entrusting your life to the rider.We acknowledge the fact that car guys driving in their protective cages clearly have the edge in terms of safety, and motorcyclists have nothing else to rely
In case you're wondering
A few weeks ago, a video of a two-year-old left alone inside a vehicle went viral. Social media went wild, as expected. We'll leave the parenting lectures to the experts and the expert wannabes. We're just thankful that
Respect our rides
Dear irate passenger,Hey, it's me. The guy behind the wheel. I read your letter a little while back about my habits that annoy you. That's cool, I'm all for constructive criticism. But in the interest of fairness, I'
Stop these now
Dear person behind the wheel,Thanks for driving me around. No, really. I appreciate the time you're taking to help me reach my destination. I know braving the roads is tough and tiring, so I commend your efforts.That said, you
You're 'Goldilocks' behind the wheel
Don't you just love backseat drivers? The way even the simplest turn of the wheel or the way one holds it is a matter of life or death? How any speed past the imaginary limit set inside his or her mind
Because sometimes the best journeys are the shared ones
It's one of those interminable rush hour drives going home, and you feel the crawling traffic is sucking the life out of you. Again. Radio is boring, you're tired of the same Spotify playlists, and you stare out your car
No cargo is more important than your kid
We've previously posted about the different kinds of child seats and their uses. One term that came up was Isofix. For parents who are truly serious about the safety of their children, the presence of this system is pretty important in
In the name of safety
Ford has now licensed its patented inflatable seatbelt technology, making it available to other companies--including its competitors in the automotive industry--in the name of safety.According to the American carmaker, the availability of licenses "may lead to the wider adoption
Baby seat, child seat or booster seat
One of the bonuses of owning an automobile is taking long road trips with the family. But for those of us with small kids, assuring their safety in a car equipped with adult-sized seatbelts is a big issue. While there are
Because conventional ones are bulky
Knowing that a conventional children's car seat is bulky and tedious to mount inside a vehicle, Volvo Cars is currently developing a lightweight and inflatable rearward-facing child seat that is "safe and easy to pack and carry, and will enable
In collaboration with other carmakers
General Motors is currently developing a new crash-test dummy that would help automakers and safety experts better understand how car-crash victims are hurt in rear-end collisions.Co-developed with Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden, the dummy, which goes by
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