To help keep all of us safe on the road
Despite the countless pushbacks, motorcycle-taxis will most likely be here to stay. And it's probably for the better. These transport services allow commuters to get from point A to B at a much quicker pace and while charging significantly lower
This is one of the many obstacles to improving road safety in the Philippines
Last week, the United Nations Special Envoy for Road Safety Jean Todt paid a visit to the Philippines to discuss initiatives on how to improve road safety in the country. Ultimately, the goal is to halve the number of victims involving road
Always buckle up for safety!
There is a saying that goes, 'The law applies to all, otherwise, none at all'. Whether it's a private individual or a civil servant, the rules of the land must be respected by all. Unfortunately, we don't always see that
Not literally, of course
We're now approaching one of the busiest long weekends of the year: Undas. It's days like these when motorists are reminded about acronyms like 'B.L.O.W.B.A.G.E.T.S.' for the safety of all road
The MMDA logged a total of 2,397 bicycle-related road crashes in 2021
In a recent story, we pointed out how sideswipes and rear-enders were the most common types of vehicular accidents in Metro Manila in 2021. Well, it appears the same can be said about bicycle accidents last year.In the latest Metro
Good freakin’ riddance
Have you ever found seatbelt reminder alarms annoying? Yes? Well, have you ever stopped to think that, you know, maybe it would never be an issue if you always wear your seatbelt whenever you drive out?Anyway, going the easy and obviously
Do you think we need a law like this?
Here in the Philippines, it's technically illegal for riders to lane split. No rider ever gets apprehended for it, though, probably because traffic here is so bad that authorities would rather have riders filtering their way out of gridlock to help
The MMDA has an important reminder for all motorists
The bigger the car, the bigger the blind spot-it's a simple concept that some motorists tend to overlook. That's why when you're driving beside a truck, the assumption should always be that the truck driver can't see
The safety feature can mean the difference between life and death
The verdict has been in for quite a while now: Anti-lock brakes (ABS) can spell the difference between life and death during hard braking situations-even more so when you're on two wheels instead of four, where you're more
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
The DPWH has agreed to accomplish the request in 10 days
Newly appointed Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Benhur Abalos is making a lot of moves to start his tenure at the helm of the agency. In a recent meeting with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Abalos requested the
Helmets and hand signals are required
Just last week, Las Piñas representative Camille Villar filed House Bill No. 8156, or the Bicycle Act of 2020.According to The Manila Times, it contains many of the provisions filed by her father Manny Villar when he was a senator
And other safety tips
When you go out to bike, do you use these hand signals? With so many vehicles, both two- and four-wheeled, sharing the road now, it's important to communicate your intentions to other commuters. Of course, bikers don't have signal
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
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
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,
Part of the company’s efforts to achieve its Vision 2020
Volvo has always been known for advocating road safety. In case you didn't know yet, the three-point safety belt that has already saved millions of lives since it was first used by the Swedish carmaker in 1959.Today, Volvo continues
The Japanese already do this
Volvo cars are some of the safest in the business. This is, after all, a brand that prides itself on safety almost more than anything, and today it shows in how its products are built and the tech inside them.Still, this
Think you had a rough time commuting?
We've all joked about how awful it is to be caught in Metro Manila traffic when you need to pee badly. But being stuck in traffic when you have a medical emergency sounds like a nightmare--or an unforgettable story your
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