Articles about Pedestrian Safety

Part of the company’s efforts to achieve its Vision 2020
Could this be a game-changer?
Law-abiding motorists may soon have something to fall back on in the event they figure in a road incident with a reckless motorcycle rider, pedestrian, or driver of a motorized vehicle.House Bill No. 1987, also known as the Philippine Responsible
Thoughts?
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has a message for vendors who put up stalls on pedestrian overpasses: Do not come back.A Facebook post released by the traffic agency earlier today, August 8, showed images of a free-flowing EDSA-Ortigas
If it’s passed into law, at least
Ridding sidewalks and streets of illegal vendors and obstacles is apparently the in thing among government officials these days.Mayor Isko Moreno has gone all-out with clearing operations in Manila, providing thoroughfares like Taft Avenue and places like Divisoria with some
Watch where you’re walking
Crosswalks, people. Those white lines aren't there for aesthetic purposes. They're meant to keep both pedestrians and cars in check-and to keep them from figuring in accidents with one another. But if your own well-being isn't enough
This is depressing stuff
It goes without saying that the road situation here in the Philippines leaves much to be desired. Motorists' spines and their rides' scarred underbellies will attest to this fact, as dealing with pockmarked roads and unending traffic is part of the Filipino
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
One LGU is already doing it
What you're looking at is a 3D-painted pedestrian lane in Bohol. The image was recently shared on the Facebook page of the Municipality of Loon, and it has us thinking: Could this unique crosswalk design make crossing the street safer?
Pedestrians take note
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.How to survive being hit by a car. Is there a 'proper' way to be laid out flat on the asphalt by an oncoming
A great initiative
What's the best way to educate people about road and pedestrian safety? If you ask us, the easiest and most effective method is to start young. Knowing your rights on the road is an essential life skill, and one that should
You'll see them even when you're driving
Whenever I'm in a foreign city--say, Tokyo or New York--strolling around is a favorite pastime, something I hardly do in Metro Manila (unless perhaps I'm inside a mall). Chief of the reasons I don't regularly saunter down
Calls for more signs and crosswalks
It's safe to say that Manila is far from being a pedestrian-friendly city. Walking the streets is just about the only thing more dangerous than driving on them--if the wayward vehicles don't get you, either the pollution or
Every motorist should watch this
A couple of months ago, we wrote a report about #SaveKidsLives, a United Nations Road Safety Collaboration (UNRC) program, wherein we enumerated various statistics on traffic-related injury and deaths among kids aged five to 18. One of the findings of the
But ground testing to push through
The "Bayanihan Sa Daan" road-sharing exercise originally scheduled for June 28 (Sunday), has been postponed, according to Share The Road Movement's Facebook page. A ground-testing activity will take place instead.So, what exactly will happen tomorrow? From 6am to
Car crashes kill more kids than you think
In a land where aggressive behavior behind the wheel is common, other pressing motoring concerns are being neglected. Issues like child safety on the road take a backseat as we try to educate drivers to keep their cool, respect traffic officers, and
Find out how this safety system works
Jaguar Land Rover is currently working on a system that will alert the driver of its vehicles of potential hazards involving bicycles and motorcycles.Called Bike Sense, the technology makes use of sensors that can detect if an approaching object is a
It's drastic but worth it
Last month, we brought home our second baby. As momentous an occasion as that is for any proud parent, I've also been reminded of several changes that happen to my motoring outlook, most especially when I'm trying to stay awake
Available soon on its cars starting this year
Ford will soon introduce on its vehicles its new driver-assist system, which "can reduce the severity of or even eliminate some frontal collisions involving vehicles and pedestrians."Using radar and camera technology, Ford's Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection scans
To assist PWDs when crossing the street
Representative Lorna Velasco (Party list, AMA) has filed a bill seeking to equip traffic lights with audible signals at all pedestrian crossings "to provide safety for persons with disability, elderly people and pregnant women when crossing the street.""The audible traffic signal
Stop, look and listen. Simple, right?
We honestly don't know how to write this piece without coming across as snarky, violent and politically incorrect. In the end, we simply chose to be frank in tackling the "10 worst habits of Filipino pedestrians" that inspire us to keep
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