Articles about Road Safety

You’ll need all the help you can get
You've probably heard the news about the phreatic eruption of Taal Volcano earlier today. Ashfall from the said eruption has reached as far as Metro Manila as of writing, and this has become a problem for thousands of unlucky motorists that
Hopefully, these will be put to good use
It looks like the government is about to lend local traffic enforcement a helping hand in its fight against erring motorists.According to a report by the Philippine Star, President Rodrigo Duterte has approved a P330-million procurement of radar speed guns,
Said riding school provides training to the US Marine Corps
If you're among those who are still skeptical about the riding skills and the road discipline of Angkas riders, read on.Last week, instructors of Total Control Training, a riding school based in the US, arrived in the country with the
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
They aren’t covered by the six-month pilot run authorized by the DOTr
A team of lawyers representing a commuter welfare group asked court authorities today, December 9, to declare illegal the operations of five app-based motorcycle-taxi companies operating in Metro Manila.The Lawyers for Commuters Safety and Protection (LCSP) submitted to the
This recent leg of the Eco-Driving Training program hosted 15 participants
Hino Motor Philippines (HMP) is one of the well-known truck and bus manufacturers in the country. Of late, it has made headlines as a consistent supporter of the Philippine government's Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program. These efforts coincide with the
Will this make it to the desk of the President?
It looks like traffic enforcers may soon have a new weapon in their fight against intoxicated drivers.The Senate has allocated P20 million for breathalyzers in its version of the 2020 national budget. While the amount may represent just a miniscule fraction
“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
Simple but effective
Sometimes, the solution to a problem is a lot simpler than you think. Here's proof that it doesn't take a rocket scientist to come up with a quick fix: An eighth-grade student in the US has devised a way
Why can’t we have something like this in the Philippines?
How long have you been riding a motorbike?Many people think that riding skills are best acquired and developed through saddle time and practical experience. To some extent, this may be true. But in reality, mastering the art of motorcycling requires more
Because all of us deserve safer roads
As part of its efforts to improve road safety, the Legal Engagement Advocating Development and Reform, Inc. (LEADER, Inc.) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) NCR East conducted the second leg of the 'Ridelihood' program.Ridelihood is a training program for Filipinos
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
For the sake of fuel and safety
It goes without saying that a ton of motorists in the Philippines could benefit from a little extra knowledge on how to behave while behind the wheel. Petron, in an attempt to fortify the Filipinos' driving habits, is launching a campaign that
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
Do you think this will be helpful?
Dashboard cameras, or dashcams as we call them, are undeniably helpful for motorists and law enforcers alike. In the event of an accident or a crime, footage from these recording devices can serve as supplementary evidence that can help authorities ensure the
Sometimes common sense isn’t so common
It should go without saying that drivers should always take care when crossing train tracks. Always stop, look, and listen when you're confronted with a rail line. Common sense right? Sadly, as they say, common sense isn't so common.Since
The kickoff event marks the program’s 12th year in the Philippines
We've said it time and again: Driving is more than just getting from point A to B. There are a lot of different factors that should be considered when one sits behind the wheel. There are more risks than you think,
And more stressful, too
If you often drive with your fur buddy riding shotgun in the front seat, you may want to reconsider. A recent study by Volvo shows that doing so minus the presence of restraints is significantly more unsafe, more distracting, and more stressful
Have fun but stay safe
There's hardly any better feeling on the road than cruising down an open highway in a convertible with the top down. You don't even need to be going at track speeds, either-just fast enough to feel the wind whistling
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