There’s strict enforcement too
Everyone knows that the maximum speed limit in the country is 100kph on select expressways. Some deem it's fast enough for local conditions, while others reckon it can be higher. While most are aware of the maximum, it's worth reminding
So that’s what that was about
Expressways and eggs, anyone? The mystery of the Manila-Cavite Expressway (Cavitex) and the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) Facebook cover photos suddenly changing to images of an egg last week has finally been solved-it's part of a digital speed safety
Frankly, this makes Lewis Hamilton's joy ride behind the wheel of a Nissan GT-R in Japan look tame.According to a recent report by, Formula 2 racer Amaury Cordeel lost his driver's license after being found guilty
Can we use these in PH?
People will make a business out of anything these days. In France, companies are now helping authorities fight speeding violators using private cars equipped with cameras and radar.But hey, if it works, then by all means.According to a report by
The numbers vary significantly
Speed limits aren't just restricted to expressways or major thoroughfares in Metro Manila such as EDSA. Just because there's no limit explicitly stated along, say, a narrow side street doesn't mean you can speed your way onto the next
From a golden era of tuning
At around 4am on November 4, 1998, Kazuhiko 'Smokey' Nagata pulled off the hard shoulder into lane two of the A1(M) and came to a stop.With rain falling and the mercury hovering just above freezing, he pinned the throttle, dropped
Because Australia
Do you drive in constant fear of a flying cockroach suddenly presenting itself inside your car while you're behind the wheel? If your answer is yes, thank the Lord you don't live in Australia.An Australian motorist was recently pulled
This is what speeding along the tollways gets you
Expressways are not playgrounds where you can go flat-out with your weekend toy. It doesn't matter how fast, rare, or expensive your car or bike is-speeding is just outright illegal.If you often go above the 100kph speed limit
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,
Don’t push it
Heads up, motorists-and we don't just mean the ones stuck in traffic inside Metro Manila.The Land Transportation Office (LTO), together with the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG), the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the Department of
Think twice before mashing the accelerator
Do you have a penchant for using expressways as an avenue to push your vehicle to its limit? If so, you might want to put this practice behind you, because the management team behind Skyway and NAIA Expressway (NAIAX) has announced it
Remember: The limit is 60kph
Late last month, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced that it would be implementing a 60kph speed limit on all of Manila's major roads. Now we know how much the fine is.According to MMDA Regulation No. 19-001, the
Some lessons deserve to be learned
Things have gone really quite badly for a teenager in a town called Hermer, Germany. Just 49 minutes after passing his driving test, local police caught him speeding at almost double the posted speed limit, earning himself a four-week driving ban
Think twice about doing it
We've all considered putting the pedal to the floor at one time or another, especially when the asphalt underneath is nice and smooth, and the road up ahead is clear. Our expressways are in very good condition as well, so the
Find out what the digits were
We spent some time with the patrol officers of the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway today, and it was inevitable that our conversation led to speed-limit violations.According to the SCTEX patrol group, on the average, they would apprehend around 20 violators
It's all the way up to Doña Carmen Avenue now
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has extended the coverage of the 60kph speed limit on Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City.From the original coverage between Philcoa and Batasan Road, which the agency imposed starting January 2011, the MMDA has decided to extend
Still arguing with the MMDA?
You may argue all you want against the imposition of speed limits in Metro Manila but a recent study in the United Kingdom shows driving your vehicle within what the law prescribes can really help reduce fatalities on the road.The number
Goodbye to weekend fun runs to Tagaytay?
Effective today, July 1, 2011, the operator of the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) is strictly implementing a maximum speed limit of 100kph to prevent speed-related crashes on the highway. For the same reason, slower vehicles should run a minimum speed of
You've been warned
If you think the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) only catches speed-limit violators on Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City during the day, think again.MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino said speed guns are also used to monitor the vehicles on the highway
Getting serious about speed-limit violators
It could be just coincidental but the recent apprehension of Richard Gutierrez's driver for going over the 60kph speed limit on Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City happened just as the Department of Transportation and Communications (DoTC) announced that it had created
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