Articles about Road Accidents

A step in the right direction
It's a fact known among motorists and commuters alike that Metro Manila's roads aren't the safest out there. Forget about stats-just try going around the city for a day, whether by driving or commuting, and you'll see
Executive order imposing stiffer penalties being readied by Malacañang
Enough is enough.President Rodrigo Duterte is fed up with the series of fatal accidents happening in remote parts of the country. A recent deplorable incident involved a cargo truck that fell into a deep ravine in Surallah, South Cotabato, killing 21
According to new ASEAN NCAP rules
It's obvious that the sheer amount of motorbikes in Metro Manila has greatly increased in recent years. Unfortunately, this phenomenon has also equated to an increasing number of road accidents involving these two-wheelers as well.According to data from the
Complaints from pedestrians are piling up
Don't you dare!One city issued this warning against erring motorcycle riders who turn sidewalks into fast lanes to evade gridlock. Motorcycles blazing through sidewalks have become a common sight in many traffic-prone areas in Metro Manila, but no local
First aid was part of the curriculum
Owners of BMW motorcycles in the Philippines have a big reason to smile these days. They now won't have to rely only on their bikes' manuals or on YouTube videos to acquaint themselves with the lengthy list of electronic features of
It might come as no surprise
You might have seen our recent story on the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority's (MMDA) Metro Manila Accident Reporting and Analysis (MMARAS) 2018 report, which showed how dangerous Metro Manila's roads were last year. If you haven't, you can check
#3: Rider will likely spend more time cleaning the bike than doing house chores
When women get together for a chat, no stones are left unturned. We'll talk about something either in passing or in painstaking detail. And when the topic arrives at motorcycles, you can be sure there are many opinions flying around-especially
Brand-new Aerox, NMax, and YZF-R15 motorcycles were raffled off to participants
Don’t resume your ride without first inspecting your motorcycle for damage
Do you know any seasoned rider who has never crashed a motorbike? If so, I'd be excited to meet him-he's a rare bird.For veteran riders, crashing a motorcycle or falling off one is a normal occurrence considering the
Cebu's Transcentral Highway now famous for motorcycle accidents
Are you familiar with the road strip adjacent to Cebu City called 'TCH'? It actually stands for Transcentral Highway, which is fast becoming popular for weekend drives and rides.Considered as the 'mini-Baguio City' of Cebu, TCH boasts scenic mountain views,
Residents, off-roaders seek the help of PNP, LGUs
Our appeal apparently did not fall on deaf ears.This morning, members of the Task Force Marilaque (Marikina-Rizal-Laguna-Quezon) arrived in full force at this 44km winding road to put up tarpaulins and billboards reminding motorists-and riders, in particular-
MMDA personnel return $79,500 to accident victim in hospital
Here's a bit of good news this week: Three Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) personnel were cited for honesty earlier today, after they returned a sling bag found in the aftermath of a road accident to its owner. The bag&#
It pays to invest in proper riding gear
At the center of our living room is a big, square-shaped glass box. It houses a pair of white Everlast boxing gloves with the signature and dedication from world boxing icon Manny Pacquiao.Undeniably, he is one of the finest fighters
Yes, street signs have standards to follow
The Philippine standards for road warnings and street signs are based on international conventions entered into among countries. International conventions regulate road traffic between nations by adopting uniform road-traffic rules, road signs and signals, driver licenses, and vehicle registration documentation, and
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
Road-widening of national highways continue
The nationwide road-widening project, which began in earnest in 2013 continues, and the physical motoring landscape is indeed changing. It isn't only us car guys who miss the nostalgia and romance of driving along tree-lined highways. Various historical preservation
Be on the lookout for these pseudo motorbike racers
We don't know how the term 'kamote rider' started. It's probably because the nearest English equivalent is the term 'squids,' which is what the US motorcycle community calls riders whose confidence exceeds their skill. But 'pusit' riders hardly have the
This could be a big step in achieving road discipline
With the breakdown of driver discipline in almost every corner of the country, determining who's to blame in a vehicular accident is becoming a difficult task. More so if lies and deciet are becoming the norm. What aggravates the situation further
Hectic work sked taking its toll on DOTr officials' health
As early as 8am, the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) forum hall was already jampacked with people anxiously waiting for the start of the event. Dubbed as the Public Transport Modernization Expo, key players of the transport sector-both from private and
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