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
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
Car crashes kill more kids than you think
In a land where aggressive behavior behind the wheel is common, other pressing motoring concerns are being neglected. Issues like child safety on the road take a backseat as we try to educate drivers to keep their cool, respect traffic officers, and
Teaching tomorrow's motorists today
Reps. Rufus Rodriguez (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro City) and Maximo Rodriguez Jr. (Party List, Abante Mindanao) have filed House Bill 4160, which seeks to introduce road and traffic safety in the curriculum of elementary and secondary schools.According to Rodriguez, the
Japanese carmaker's 1st in the region
Just in time for Taylor Swift's ASEAN tour (Jakarta, Manila, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore) this June, Toyota has partnered with the popular musician for its first Southeast Asian road safety campaign.According to Toyota, its research in five Southeast Asian
Courtesy of Honda
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She's very popular now
One of the most popular sections in our magazine is Traffic Stopper, which features good-looking women in the auto industry as well as those outside the business who just happen to have a thing for cars. When I first joined Top
Pushes it back to January 1, 2013
The helmet law requiring all motorcycle riders to wear one while operating or riding a motorbike was supposed to be enforced throughout the Philippines starting today, August 1st. Instead, it has now been pushed back to January 1, 2013.The helmet law'
By studying changes in driving behavior
Volvo Car Corporation is taking a major step toward its goal that nobody should be killed or seriously injured in one of its cars by 2020 by studying the driving behavior of today's drivers."We are taking clear steps in the
Teaching tomorrow's drivers today
Perhaps taking to heart the saying that you can't teach an old dog new tricks, Representatives Rufus Rodriguez (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro City) and Maximo Rodriguez Jr. (Party List, Abante Mindanao) have filed a bill that would require all private
Continuing its role as leader in car safety
Volvo will soon be testing its active safety systems in a test facility that has been designed especially for such undertakings, continuing the Swedish carmaker's pioneering role in the field of motoring safety.To be built and operated by the Active
An eye-opener for drivers
Text-messaging has allowed people to constantly keep in touch with anyone at any time of the day. But as much as this has been a boon for society, one ugly side to it is that we are sometimes so engrossed with
Going for youth empowerment
Lessons about road safety may soon be part of the grade school and high school curricula as two solons recently filed a bill seeking its inclusion in basic education to raise kids' awareness and empower them to protect themselves from road accidents.
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
A law that's long overdue
Congress has passed House Bill 4571 or the Anti-Texting while Driving Bill on its third and final reading, taking it one step closer into becoming a law during the 15th Congress.House Bill 4571 criminalizes the use of a cellular phone--
What's the verdict?
A month after the International Road Assessment Program (iRAP) Philippines conducted its detailed road inspection of Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City, the organization revealed what many have known all along: that the so-called "Killer Highway" is dangerous to motorcyclists, pedestrians and
In anticipation of Chedeng
The rains of Typhoon Chedeng are seemingly upon us, prompting the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to deploy its Disaster Quick-Response Teams to the identified critical sections on nation roads in Western Visayas, Bicol Region, Cagayan Valley Region and
For safety reasons
Motorists who have retrofitted their vehicle with aftermarket high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps or xenon bulbs may find themselves in trouble if House Bill 3769 filed by Rep. Neri Javier Colmenares of the Bayan Muna party-list is passed into law.Known
Find out if they're headed your way!
Now that the International Road Assessment Program (iRAP) Philippines' analysis of national roads has started, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has revealed the roads that will undergo assessment in the next few months.Using a specially-equipped vehicle, software
Program to be led by DPWH, World Bank and iRAP
How good (or bad) are Philippine roads? We'll know the answer soon as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the World Bank and the International Road Assessment Program (iRAP) are set to launch iRAP Philippines on May 6.iRAP
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