Articles about Road Accidents

Will the LTO’s new mandatory rider training help reduce this figure?
The number of motorcycle-related fatalities in Metro Manila increased slightly in 2020, despite the presence of government checkpoints at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, as more people shifted to two-wheelers due to limited public-transport availability and physical-
Drive safe
Move over, early morning. According to the 2020 Metro Manila Accident Reporting and Analysis System (MMARAS) report, the period from 7pm to 12am recorded the highest number of fatal traffic incidents last year.A total of 65,032 road crashes were recorded
As more cyclists hit the road, bicycle-related incidents have increased
We need more bicycle-friendly roads-that's been the case for quite some time now already. But this fact is being highlighted yet again by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority's (MMDA) Metro Manila Accident Reporting and Analysis System (MMARAS) report
Fewer cars, fewer road mishaps
The Metro Manila Accident Reporting and Analysis System (MMARAS) report for 2020 is out, and as expected, there were significantly fewer road mishaps recorded last year compared with the year prior.With fewer vehicles on the roads due to COVID-19 lockdown
This is a serious problem
Guys, we have a serious problem here in the Philippines when it comes to road accidents. No, it isn't just that there are more road mishaps happening than any motorist would be comfortable with. It's that the drivers-or authorities-
He is an advocate of safe biking
Ger Victor is an advocate of helmet use whether you are biking to work, going on a long ride, or just buying at a nearby sari-sari store.The popular cycling content creator, who recently breached the 100,000-subscriber mark on
Ever heard of personal space?
So, last year's Metro Manila Accident Reporting and Analysis System (MMARAS) numbers are in. What have we learned so far? That the Philippine capital is not a safe place for motorcycles, that early morning drives are risky business, and that our
Fast cars and dark roads don’t mix
Early morning drives are supposed to be calm and relaxing-a time to plug in a chill playlist, gather your thoughts, and think behind the wheel. Unfortunately for us in the city, 2019 data suggests the wee hours of the day are
Resulting in 394 recorded fatalities throughout the year
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has already released the full Metro Manila Accident Reporting and Analysis System (MMARAS) annual report for 2019, so it's time to see how much safer or more dangerous the roads in the metro have become
We hope this will help defuse tension between drivers and riders
Whether you go north or south, most days, there's simply no escaping the horrendous traffic. And sometimes this is especially true even on tollways.It's a sad fact that the country's road infrastructure can't cope with the huge
“I want to be the first to undergo the Mandatory Driver's Re-education Program”
Last July 31, 2019, House Bill (HB) 3196-otherwise known as the "Mandatory Re-Education Program for All Motor Vehicle Drivers Once Every Five Years"- was filed by Representative Lorenz Defensor from the 3rd District of Iloilo. The bill seeks to mandate
There are many possible sources of negligence
Question: At the corner of Roxas Boulevard and Remedios Street in Manila, a 14-wheeler truck fell into a drainage canal when the canal's concrete cover collapsed because the truck was overloaded. Traffic was rerouted to this area because of an
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
Brand-new Aerox, NMax, and YZF-R15 motorcycles were raffled off to participants
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