Articles about Road Safety

Plus, updates on LTO driver’s license exam and centralized digital system
“We want the riding public to be out of danger”
Erring public utility vehicle drivers who have amassed multiple traffic violations behind the wheel might soon be suspended from plying Metro Manila's streets.The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that it is looking to suspend such motorists after the
Plus a couple of pointers specifically for local riding conditions
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has made it clear that lane splitting-or riding in between rows of vehicles traveling in the same direction-is illegal, based on data that it's one of the major causes of accidents on our
Sound about right to you?
So, apparently, science says drivers of expensive cars are less considerate than drivers of more modest nameplates. Does that sound about right? We thought you'd think so.According to a new study published on Science Direct's Journal of Transport and
According to the MMDA
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has just released its latest Metro Manila Accident Recording and Analysis System report for 2019. For the third consecutive year, according to the report, C5 continues to be the deadliest road for motorists with 31 fatalities
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
Ride safe out there
Own a motorcycle? Then you're going to want to take extra care the next time you head out because motorbike-related deaths have once again topped the Metro Manila Accident Reporting and Analysis System's (MMARAS) list of traffic fatalities last
The brand wants governments to take action
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 1.35 million individuals lose their lives to traffic accidents every year. That's a troubling figure, but even more concerning is that data shows the risk of death by traffic is over three
Here’s how you can stay safe and help out
It has been more than a week since the Taal Volcano first erupted on Sunday, January 12. Alert Level 4 is still raised over the area, while the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs) has advised everyone within a 14km radius
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
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