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[Right of Way] Solving the traffic problem in one easy step

Nov 10, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Move people, not cars

[Right of Way] Why traffic rules matter

Oct 27, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Ever heard of the broken window theory? That probably explains the chaos in Metro Manila's streets.

[Right of Way] Where the sidewalk ends: The woes of being a pedestrian in Metro Manila

Oct 04, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Why are sidewalks an afterthought in the construction of the metro's road network?

[Right of Way] Caught on cam: A motorist's Makati mishap

Sep 22, 2018 - 8:19 PM

What went wrong here?

[Right of Way] Why the PH doesn't have enough mass transport options

Sep 01, 2018 - 10:25 AM

Road safety advocate Vince Lazatin and Muntinlupa City Representative Ruffy Biazon talk about the sorry state of transportation as they commute from Quezon City to Makati

[Right of Way] Will MMDA's driver-only car ban on EDSA work?

Aug 25, 2018 - 2:58 PM

Road safety advocate Vince Lazatin and friends Debbie Rodrigo and Dayo Montalbo drive along EDSA and talk about the controversial ban. What is this new scheme all about, and will it work?

[Right of Way] Special Episode: A detailed look at the proposed BRT system

Aug 09, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Urban development expert Robie Sy takes a detailed look at the proposed bus rapid transit system in Metro Manila

[Right of Way] Can a bus rapid transit system work in the Philippines?

Aug 04, 2018 - 1:09 PM

An organized, systematic, round-the-clock bus system helped solve the traffic woes in cities like Bogota. Can it also solve Manila's problems?

[Right of Way] Bike commuting: The answer to beating traffic?

Jul 22, 2018 - 10:44 AM

Is cycling a viable form of transportation for daily commute?

[Right of Way] The fault in our signs: MMDA takes corrective action on Katipunan

Jun 30, 2018 - 3:49 PM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority fixes at least 6 problematic road signs and pavement markings along Katipunan Avenue

[Right of Way] Nikki Veron Cruz on the challenges of being a female commuter

Jun 14, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Catcalled or pushed around while commuting? A longtime female commuter talks about how to toughen up!

Duterte on Ayungin Shoal, Facebook sinks among U.S. teens, #SaferRoadsPH wins data journ award | Midday wRap

Jun 01, 2018 - 12:54 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Rappler's #SaferRoadsPH campaign wins Data Journalism Website of the Year

Jun 01, 2018 - 8:45 AM

The #SaferRoadsPH microsite visualizes information on road crash incidents in the Philippines and compiles Rappler stories on the issue

ROAD SAFETY. Rappler's #SaferRoadsPH wins Data Journalism Awards 2018.

[Right of Way] Special Episode: Dissecting the complex Sucat Interchange

May 17, 2018 - 3:47 PM

Just how complicated is the Sucat Interchange in Parañaque? This animation dissects – and visualizes – the complexity of this road network.

#TheWrap: Videos to watch this week, April 30-May 6, 2018

May 06, 2018 - 11:39 AM

Here are the must-watch videos this week!

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signs the Executive Order which prohibits illegal contractualization while delivering his speech during the 116th Labor Day Celebration at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City on May 1, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[Right of Way] The Sucat and Bicutan Problem, Part 2: What about Bicutan?

May 04, 2018 - 4:56 PM

Apparently, it's not just the Sucat interchange that's getting much flak in the South

[Right of Way] The Sucat and Bicutan Problem, Part 1: PH's most complex intersection?

Apr 20, 2018 - 5:16 PM

Sucat, the bane of the motorists and commuters of the South. How to deal with this chokepoint?

#SaferRoadsPH microsite shortlisted in Data Journalism Awards 2018

Apr 13, 2018 - 11:55 PM

Rappler's microsite on road safety issues is nominated in the Data Journalism Website of the Year and Public Choice categories

SHORTLISTED. The #SaferRoadsPH microsite of Rappler is shortlisted in two categories in this year's Data Journalism Awards.

PH having 'hard time' curbing road crash deaths – lawmaker

Apr 13, 2018 - 4:01 PM

'As of the end of 2016, road crashes kill an average of 31 people a day and is a major cause of death for our youth. This figure shows a 40% increase in the number of deaths compared to 2006,' Catanduanes Representative Cesar Sarmiento says at a plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly

ROAD SAFETY. Catanduanes Representative Cesar Sarmiento speaks at the 82nd plenary meeting at the United Nations in New York. Screengrab from UN

[Right Of Way] Special Episode: Interview with Michael Brown, security and enforcement advocate

Apr 12, 2018 - 10:03 PM

Two road safety advocates have a conversation on enforcement, as well as proposed solutions for Metro Manila's traffic woes.

[Right of Way] Stop human traffic cones

Apr 09, 2018 - 3:00 PM

With traffic enforcers deployed right by traffic lights and intersections, they put their lives on the line

Transport advocates call for crackdown on habal-habal rides

Apr 04, 2018 - 8:10 PM

Newly formed group Transport Watch says habal-habal rides or motorcycles for hire are usually booked through Facebook

WATCH. Transport advocates launch "Transport Watch" which aims to tackle issues and push for policies for better public transportation options. Photo courtesy of Transport Watch

[Right Of Way] The sorrowful mysteries of living in Metro Manila

Mar 23, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Living in Metro Manila, transport woes and all, can feel like a daily penance

LOOK: Protected bike lanes in Pasig

Mar 12, 2018 - 6:28 PM

Pasig City government installs physical separation facilities along Doña Julia Vargas Avenue and F Ortigas Jr Road in Ortigas Center to protect bikers

PROTECTED. Pasig City government installed railings to segregate bikers from vehicles along Doña Julia Vargas Avenue. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

[Right of Way] Taking the MRT during rush hour

Mar 09, 2018 - 4:28 PM

Vince takes the MRT during rush hour – and lives to tell the tale

[Right Of Way] Special Episode: MMDA responds to 'The Fault In Our Signs' series

Mar 01, 2018 - 3:41 PM

MMDA director Neomie Recio explains why Philippine roads signs are wordier compared to international standards

[Right Of Way] The fault in our signs, part 3

Feb 24, 2018 - 11:22 PM

How can pavement markings make or break traffic flow along our roads?

[Right Of Way] Traffic enforcement: Be careful what you wish for

Feb 08, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Road safety advocate Vincent Lazatin finds himself on the receiving end of traffic enforcement – his driver's license gets confiscated!

[Right Of Way] The fault in our signs, part 2

Feb 04, 2018 - 7:25 PM

This vlog is the second in a series about road signs and pavement markings

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, January 29-February 3, 2018

Feb 04, 2018 - 9:50 AM

Must-watch videos this week

Add road safety education in DepEd elementary curriculum – LTO Region V

Feb 01, 2018 - 6:15 PM

'You can easily learn knowledge and skills but you cannot build a proper attitude overnight that's why we need to start in the elementary level,' says LTO Region V Director Noreen San Luis-Lutey

EDUCATION. LTO Region V Director Noreen San Luis-Lutey pushed for education of road safety to elementary students. Photo by Homer Rafael Refuerzo/Rappler

Expect cheaper car seats for kids when bill gets approved – advocates

Jan 31, 2018 - 5:40 PM

At current market rates, the average price of a brand new child car seat in the country costs P10,040.68 while a second-hand one costs P4,250

SAFETY. Advocates for children safety on motor vehicles held a press conference on House Bill No. 6938 on January 31, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

[Right Of Way] The fault in our signs, part 1

Jan 11, 2018 - 8:34 PM

This vlog is the first in a series about road signs and pavement markings

[Right Of Way] Christmas Carmageddon?

Dec 28, 2017 - 9:39 PM

A road safety advocate attempts to drive from BGC to Quezon City during one of the Christmas season's busiest days.

Rappler Talk: Are Philippine roads safer in 2017?

Dec 06, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Watch the interview with Transportation Assistant Secretary Arnulfo Fabillar on Thursday, December 7, at 7 pm

VIRAL: Drunk driver hits vehicles along Commonwealth Avenue

Nov 23, 2017 - 10:08 PM

The driver of the Nissan Patrol – identified to be 39-year-old Niño San Gabriel – tests positive for alcohol and is found possessing two firearms inside his vehicle

DOTr launches plan to reduce road crash deaths

Nov 19, 2017 - 7:45 PM

'We also accept that road safety is our shared responsibility and not of the driver alone,' says Transportation Undersecretary Thomas Orbos

ACTION PLAN. Transportation officials launched the Philippine Road Safety Action Plan 2017 to 2022.

Schedule of events: World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Nov 18, 2017 - 1:50 PM

(UPDATED) Various events are organized around the Philippines for the World Day of Remembrance

MMDA to riders on EDSA: Stay on motorcycle lanes starting November 22

Nov 17, 2017 - 7:56 PM

Violators will be apprehended via the no-contact apprehension policy and will be fined P500 per offense

DRY RUN. The MMDA conducts a dry-run on the motorcycle lane implementation on Friday, November 17. Photo by MMDA

LRT1 commuter injured after foot got caught in door of moving train

Nov 08, 2017 - 5:43 PM

An LRT1 official says the accident happened when 48-year-old Julieto Eco tried to get on the coach even after the warning buzzer sounded off

Helping improve road safety conditions through our data stories

Nov 06, 2017 - 1:22 PM

What makes the whole process worthwhile is seeing the impact of all these efforts. For instance, after we presented our data analysis in one forum, local officials and volunteers collaborated to paint pedestrian lanes in a number of school zones.

Over 1,000 crashes from January to October in Tarlac – police

Nov 03, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The road crash in Capas town last October 24 – where 5 died and 8 were injured – is just one of the more than 1,000 recorded crash incidents in the province

How the San Mateo road crash left a family broken

Oct 31, 2017 - 9:27 PM

It's been a struggle for the family since Joaquin Nonan earns only a minimum wage, while his wife earns only P5,000 a month

LOOK: Safety features of the modern PUV

Oct 26, 2017 - 12:50 PM

What are the specifications of the modern jeepney, and how will they improve passenger safety?

VIRAL: Bus crosses swollen river in Zamboanga del Norte

Oct 24, 2017 - 2:50 PM

A video of a bus passing through a river in Zamboanga del Norte goes viral on social media

NO BRIDGE. Without a proper bridge, vehicles passing by the area of Sergio Osmena in Zamboanga del Norte are forced to cross the river. Screenshot from Lang Jauculan Facebook Page

LOOK: New jeepneys under PUV modernization program

Oct 17, 2017 - 2:42 PM

The Department of Transportation shows what the updated jeepneys will look like

PH laws on transportation 'really incomplete' – expert

Oct 12, 2017 - 11:21 PM

Pedestrians and cyclists are among the most vulnerable on the road but there are limited laws that protect them

Rappler Talk: Solutions to Metro Manila traffic and road safety issues

Oct 12, 2017 - 1:47 PM

Rappler talks to transportation expert and UP professor Primitivo Cal on possible solutions to traffic and road safety issues in Metro Manila

Speed limits set in new Quezon City Road Safety Code

Oct 11, 2017 - 9:40 PM

The ordinance approved by the Quezon City Council and sent to Mayor Herbert Bautista for signing seeks to prevent road crashes and improve conditions for motorists and pedestrians

ROAD SAFETY. One of the key features of the new Quezon City Road Safety Code is the specific speed limits for the roads in the city. File Photo

IN PHOTOS: Ideas to keep kids safe on the road

Oct 07, 2017 - 1:02 PM

'We want to make more people aware of the need for safety of children,' says Safe Kids Philippines executive director Jesus dela Fuente

SAFE KIDS. Children celebrate the International Walk to School Week by conducting various activities to promote road safety. Photo by Heinz Orais/Safe Kids Philippines