We guess this is still a thing
Remember the driver-only ban the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) wanted to put into effect on EDSA a while back? Well apparently, the idea is as alive as ever, as the agency says it continues to push for its implementation.Before
Not a good look
The number of motorcycles on Philippine streets has increased substantially over the past few years. But do the riders operating them have the traffic know-how to keep themselves-as well as other motorists-safe?If we're going to go by
Where do you stand?
In case you've been living under a rock, the MMDA has recently rolled out the dry run of its rush hour driver-only ban and expanded high-occupancy-vehicle (HOV) lane on EDSA-from Magallanes to North Avenue. Oh, and that
Kids these days
I was 16 when I first learned how to drive. But I was already tinkering with shifters and switches long before I could reach any of the pedals. Learning how to actually drive a car, then, became a key milestone in my
Formal driving training will be required
How did you learn how to drive?Did you teach yourself ('widow' style, as others say), or did your parents or friends coach you? Or did you enroll in a driving school?If Land Transportation Office (LTO) chief Edgar Galvante
It depends
The car I was carefully driving bumped and wrecked another vehicle, resulting in injuries for the other driver and passengers. Since we could not determine who was at fault, the police are detaining me while they are gathering evidence to write the
Be the solution, not the problem
What's one thing Filipino motorists have mastered over years upon years of plying Manila's traffic-infested streets? It's not maneuvering in and out of jam-packed lanes, finding alternate routes, or squeezing into claustrophobic parking spaces-though you do
It's all about patience and giving way
So you're about to merge (properly, like the educated driver that you are), when all of a sudden the vehicle in the parallel lane decides to speed up and block your entry. "You shall not pass!" he says...as does the
Government should really consider these
EDITOR'S NOTE: A funny take on the Philippines' Land Transportation and Traffic Code (or Republic Act No. 4136) was shared by our legal columnist Robby Consunji on his Facebook page, based on some joke that had been circulating online. Robby thinks
MMDA chairman thinks so
Why is Metro Manila the traffic violation capital of Southeast Asia? Two main reasons: lack of discipline and lack of information. Hopefully, our incoming President can help address that first bit, but the second one? It's going to take more than
Ultimate guide to road markings in PH
Reading road markings is an important skill for new drivers, yet it's one that even veteran drivers seem to lack. Perhaps it's because our road signage and markings seem to be in a perpetual state of flux, and even the
A sweeping ban on LED lights is wrong
The recent LTO memorandum captioned "Subject: Enforcement of LED Lights and Wang-Wang Sirens" sent a chill through the spine of car owners whose vehicles had either factory-installed or aftermarket LED lights.The chill caused car owners to immediately stop using
Including wang-wangs and LED lights
For reasons that are entirely alien to any straight-thinking person, there are drivers out there who think it's cool to install extremely bright lights on their car that blind other motorists. It's bad enough that they put these in
Know Republic Act No. 10666
The loudest buzz in the motorcycle community right now is Republic Act No. 10666, which President Aquino signed very recently. Officially, it is known as the "Children's Safety on Motorcycles Act of 2015." According to the act's announcement, "the State
Hazard lights while driving in the rain
Yesterday, we posted on our Facebook page a video of a vehicle traveling with its hazard lights on in the rain, with the following caption:This video shows that many Filipino drivers believe that turning on the hazard lights during a heavy
Meet Philippine motoring's new hero
Good day! I am Lito, at your service. May I seeyour car's registration? Thank you. Officer, this is my car's registration. However, I stilldon't have license plates. Will you apprehend me? I will not apprehend you. The policy is "
You seriously have to watch this
Do you often encounter rude drivers who have absolutely no regard for other people whatsoever? And do you often find yourself seething in anger because you can't do anything about it?Guess what: The problem of discourteous drivers isn't exclusive
They will open up your mind
So there's this cool Facebook page called Humans of New York, made by a guy who identifies himself as simply Brandon. According to him, he "set out to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers and plot their photos on a map. Somewhere
Stop, look and listen. Simple, right?
We honestly don't know how to write this piece without coming across as snarky, violent and politically incorrect. In the end, we simply chose to be frank in tackling the "10 worst habits of Filipino pedestrians" that inspire us to keep
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