Articles about Public Safety

Going for youth empowerment
Lessons about road safety may soon be part of the grade school and high school curricula as two solons recently filed a bill seeking its inclusion in basic education to raise kids' awareness and empower them to protect themselves from road accidents.
Why are we not surprised?
Australian researchers have revealed that the reason teenage drivers often get into accidents lies in their state of mind.Citing a study conducted by the Queensland University of Technology's Center for Accident Research and Road Safety, AOLAutos said psychological issues such
What's the verdict?
A month after the International Road Assessment Program (iRAP) Philippines conducted its detailed road inspection of Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City, the organization revealed what many have known all along: that the so-called "Killer Highway" is dangerous to motorcyclists, pedestrians and
To ensure professionalism and safety on roads
Bus-driver wannabes will soon need more than just a professional license to run a public-utility vehicle if a bill filed by a party-list representative is signed into law.According to Rep. Mark Aeron Sambar of Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta,
For safety reasons
Motorists who have retrofitted their vehicle with aftermarket high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps or xenon bulbs may find themselves in trouble if House Bill 3769 filed by Rep. Neri Javier Colmenares of the Bayan Muna party-list is passed into law.Known
Find out if they're headed your way!
Now that the International Road Assessment Program (iRAP) Philippines' analysis of national roads has started, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has revealed the roads that will undergo assessment in the next few months.Using a specially-equipped vehicle, software
Program to be led by DPWH, World Bank and iRAP
How good (or bad) are Philippine roads? We'll know the answer soon as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the World Bank and the International Road Assessment Program (iRAP) are set to launch iRAP Philippines on May 6.iRAP
Project's pilot testing to start in March
The Philippine Global Road Safety Partnership (PGRSP) has teamed up with the government, the private sector and other non-government organizations to educate schoolchildren on road safety.Utilizing flash cards as instructional materials for public school students in the fifth grade, the
Is this a good idea?
Lawmakers want to require motorcycle riders to automatically turn on headlights while on the road to make them more visible even during the day.According to House Transportation Committee chairman Rep. Roger Gaviola Mercado from the lone district of Southern Leyte, the
They'll be watching you
The January 25 bus bombing, which killed 5 people and injured 12 others, has prompted a lawmaker to call for requiring passenger bus companies to install security cameras in their fleet. "This is a practical and sensible measure to help repel future
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