Articles about Road Safety

It actually takes 4.6sec, and that’s long enough for things to go sideways
More commercial vans and trucks should have this
If you've ever been behind the wheel of a commercial van or truck, you'll know keeping tabs on your surroundings can be a chore. This isn't just because these vehicles are considerably larger than the average subcompact sedan or
It’s becoming an issue in Japan
Anyone here planning on quitting driving in their senior years? Yeah, we thought so. Sure, some of us can hire a driver to ferry us around town, but not everyone has that luxury. For many, driving is going to be the main
Do you use this feature?
Adaptive cruise control (ACC) is a feature that's supposed to make driving safer on highways. According to a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), however, it might actually have the opposite effect.The IHH analyzed the behavior
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-
“You shouldn’t need a law to convince you that child safety is important”
Lost in the scandal over the private motor vehicle inspection centers over the past month is the less contentious but just as overblown scandal over the Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act-a law we've been reporting about for four years.
These are called ‘Electronic High Visibility Panels’
If you often drive at night here in the Philippines, especially along expressways, then you've probably seen a few trucks with those blinding rearward-facing lights. It's irritating, not to mention dangerous, for anyone approaching from behind.But contrary to
By learning how drivers interact with cars, designers can create safer cabins
No matter how advanced cars have become these days, there is always room for improvement. Changes, no matter how big or small. can still be made to better the overall experience behind the wheel.Spanish carmaker Seat, for example, is studying how
It’s like a wearable airbag
No pricing details have been made known, but considering Ducati's regular jackets easily reach upwards of several hundred euros, we don't expect the company's new smart jacket to come cheap. Still, if you can afford to splurge in exchange
And is it safe to buy secondhand?
The full implementation of Republic Act No. 11229 or the Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act has been deferred as parents are still left with many questions about the law. One of those is about the expiration dates of child car seats.
You can’t put a price on safety
Child car seats are in demand now that Republic Act No. 11229 or the Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act became a hot topic at the start of the month. And while its full implementation has been deferred for now, parents still
30kph crashes are more dangerous than they seem
We know the Land Transportation Office's (LTO) initial implementation of the Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act hasn't exactly been smooth sailing, so we understand the resistance to its new requirements, especially with regard to some items in the implementing
Maybe something like this could come in handy here in the Philippines
If you've been to Japan and you thought the roads were safer there than they were here in the Philippines, you're probably right.It's not easy to get a driver's license in Japan, after all, so there's
It’s a matter of life and death
All right, ignore the lackluster implementation of the Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act and look at the bigger picture for a moment: Kids really should be sitting in child seats when riding in cars. It's just, simply put, safer.You
And why can’t kids below 13 years of age ride shotgun?
The Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act-whose full implementation and enforcement, by operation of law, should have begun on February 2-has been met with a much stronger negative reaction than you'd expect for a measure that promotes the well-
There’s still plenty of kinks to sort out
It seems the motoring public isn't the only party to feel that the implementation of Republic Act No. 11229, also known as the Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act, leaves much to be desired.Several Philippine senators have introduced Senate Resolution
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