Articles about Pedestrian Safety

This will make investigations fair for law-abiding motorists involved in mishaps
Does this count as off-roading?
Ply these streets long enough and, chances are, you've come across fellow motorists backtrack from missed turns in the most facepalm-worthy ways possible.Maybe you've seen a car reverse into oncoming traffic to catch their exit on the North
Sound about right to you?
So, apparently, science says drivers of expensive cars are less considerate than drivers of more modest nameplates. Does that sound about right? We thought you'd think so.According to a new study published on Science Direct's Journal of Transport and
So you’ll know which routes will be safer to take
We here at Top Gear PH put a high value on road safety. Safer roads are what everyone wants, right? Luckily for us, the people in Google are putting their time and efforts into helping us achieve that.No, they haven't
Part of the company’s efforts to achieve its Vision 2020
Volvo has always been known for advocating road safety. In case you didn't know yet, the three-point safety belt that has already saved millions of lives since it was first used by the Swedish carmaker in 1959.Today, Volvo continues
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
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