Articles about Road Safety

Really, what gives?
When you say motorcycle safety gear, what's the first piece of equipment that comes to mind? A helmet, right? We thought so, too. Apparently, though, most riders in Metro Manila don't seem to think the same way as most of
Not literally, of course
We're now approaching one of the busiest long weekends of the year: Undas. It's days like these when motorists are reminded about acronyms like 'B.L.O.W.B.A.G.E.T.S.' for the safety of all road
Is this something that can be adopted in Metro Manila?
You know how motorcycles stay on the rightmost lanes when passing through the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX), right? Well, expect to see more of the same outside the expressway and around Cebu City.According to a report by Cebu Daily News,
The MMDA logged a total of 2,397 bicycle-related road crashes in 2021
In a recent story, we pointed out how sideswipes and rear-enders were the most common types of vehicular accidents in Metro Manila in 2021. Well, it appears the same can be said about bicycle accidents last year.In the latest Metro
Kamot ulo brigade, pasok!
Once again, traffic data shows we're all still driving way too close to one another.According to data from the 2021 Metro Manila Accident Reporting and Analysis System (MMARAS) report, sideswipes and rear-enders were by far the most common types
Do you agree with these findings?
Word of advice for those of you who often find themselves rushing to get home after work: Be careful behind the wheel.According to data from the 2021 Metro Manila Accident Reporting and Analysis System (MMARAS) report, evening rush hours are more
Good freakin’ riddance
Have you ever found seatbelt reminder alarms annoying? Yes? Well, have you ever stopped to think that, you know, maybe it would never be an issue if you always wear your seatbelt whenever you drive out?Anyway, going the easy and obviously
Drive safe, guys
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority's (MMDA) Metro Manila Accident Reporting and Analysis System (MMARAS) report for 2021 is finally out. If you still aren't putting your seatbelt on behind the wheel, maybe these numbers will make you reconsider.Last year,
One would think that knowing which side of the road to drive on is common knowledge among motorists. But in some parts of the world, this isn't the case, apparently.Whether due to a brain fart or a wanton disregard for
What’s your stance on this?
A rather studious Swedish car mag has confirmed something we've pretty much taken as read in the Top Gear office: touchscreens in cars are actually kind of rubbish.Vi Bilägare (We Car Owners) pitted 11 modern cars against each other,
Keep this in mind before hopping onto the expressway for the first time
We recently shared a ride-through video of the Cebu Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) featuring a small-displacement scooter in the Yamaha Mio Gear. We're sure a lot of you are curious about what's it like going across the expressway
For legislation’s sake
There's recently been a lot of talk about lane-splitting ever since House Bill No. 1419 or the Anti Lane Splitting Law of 2019 was refiled in Congress. While it's all well and good that there'll be actual legislation
Say what?
Remember when the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) mentioned how illegally parked vehicles keep returning after the agency finishes its clearing operations? Here's proof.During one of the agency's recent clearing ops in Quezon City, MMDA personnel apparently ticketed a
Do you think we need a law like this?
Here in the Philippines, it's technically illegal for riders to lane split. No rider ever gets apprehended for it, though, probably because traffic here is so bad that authorities would rather have riders filtering their way out of gridlock to help
Here’s everything you need to know about House Bill No. 32
There's currently a lot of buzz surrounding the newly filed House Bill No. 32 or the Motorcycle Safety Riding Act. Ultimately, its aim is to make our roads safer. However, the stipulations of the bill have raised a lot of questions (
Do you pass here often?
You can never invest too much in safety. This is especially important to remember when your business involves large hunks of metal traveling as fast as 100kph. Just ask the NLEX Corporation.The expressway operator has announced that it has poured an
Car accidents aren’t the only danger out there
When the topic of road hazards is brought up, the first thing that comes to mind is usually car accidents. There are many other reasons, though, why exposing yourself to our country's road system can be bad for your physical wellbeing.
Have you received a notice of violation for any of these?
No-contact apprehension became a trending topic in the last few days of June when Quezon City announced the full implementation of its no-contact apprehension program (NCAP) effective July 1.The city is the fourth in the National Capital Region to
This should go without saying
Guys, riding around on public roads in the Philippines is dangerous enough already. Why add to that risk by pretending to be Evel Knievel?Okay, we get it-the added risk is exactly why some wannabe daredevils do what they do. The
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