Philippine road safety - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippine road safety

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'Ridelihood' launched to train motorcycle couriers for free

Aug 15, 2019 - 3:39 PM

The first batch of riders will be trained on Sunday, August 18

[Right of Way] Is it time to do away with protocol plates?

Mar 23, 2019 - 9:27 AM

No. 8 plate on the road? Is it really necessary?

Victory bus offers financial help to road crash victims’ relatives

Nov 20, 2018 - 4:42 PM

The financial assistance will cover medical and burial expenses, plus P180,000 cash

DEADLY COLLISION. A motorcycle, tricycle, and bus collide in Sta Cruz, Zambales, on November 17, 2018. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

3 dead, 5 injured in Zambales road crash

Nov 18, 2018 - 4:05 PM

Most of the casualties are minors

Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Poe's father-in-law injured as car falls off Greenhills parking building

Nov 18, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Senator Grace Poe says her father-in-law Teodoro Llamanzares 'has a few fractured ribs and bruises.' No one else is hurt in the incident.

CRASH. The damaged vehicle is shown flipped after it fell from the 3rd story of the Greenhills Promenade car park. Photo from the Philippine National Police

Undas travel tips for drivers and commuters

Nov 01, 2018 - 12:13 AM

Here are some reminders and the government hot lines

LONG WAIT. Line for a bus ride to Cabanatuan in Nueva Ecija at Five Star has reached Montreal Street in Quezon City on October 31, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Habal-habal: Understanding the true cost of a cheap ride

Dec 09, 2017 - 11:00 AM

The growing prominence of ride-sharing apps like Angkas has mainstreamed the operation of habal-habals in cities. But are habal-habals safe?

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.

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

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

What you need to know about speed limits in the Philippines

Sep 29, 2017 - 5:47 PM

While the Land Transportation and Traffic Code has mandated uniform speed limits throughout the country, some LGUs have enacted their own speed limits based on road and traffic conditions in their areas

Cop who operates 'colorum' jeepneys threatens MMDA officer

Sep 12, 2017 - 5:06 PM

Senior Police Officer 2 Ariel Aguilar tries to throw his weight around after the MMDA tows his colorum jeepney MMDA traffic supervising officer for operations Edison Nebrija stands his ground

LOOK: Defective highway in Camarines Sur unsafe for motorists

Sep 05, 2017 - 7:25 PM

The local DPWH office says they are already working on having Andaya Highway repaired this month

DEFECTIVE. Another portion of the road where motorists tend to fall into a crash. Photo from The Philippine News Facebook page

WATCH: Getting around the city on two wheels

Sep 02, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Mother and son Carol and Keolo believe that the advantages of biking in the city outweigh the challenges

CYCLING EXPERIENCE. Mother and son Carol and Keolo Pobre share their experiences on biking to work and school every day.

What factors affect road safety in Cagayan Valley's crash-prone roads?

Jun 07, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Local officials say extra precaution is needed in Cagayan Valley s crash prone roads with the region s topography and road conditions affecting road safety

ROAD CONDITIONS. LTFRB Region II Director Nasrudin Talipasan
says unique road conditions in Cagayan may have contributed to the number of road crash deaths in the region. Rappler photo

Deadly highways: What makes Cagayan Valley roads crash-prone?

Jun 06, 2017 - 10:32 PM

Central Luzon has the highest number of crash related deaths in 2014 but if numbers are divided by population Cagayan Valley comes out as the most crash prone

According to data from the Philippine Statistics Authority, Region 2 is the most affected population in road crashes.

LTO to push for stricter driver's license exams

May 14, 2017 - 9:28 AM

The Land Transportation Office LTO is adding a driver s simulation test into the driver licensing system on top of the usual written exam and practical test

'I was lucky I wore a seatbelt' – crash survivor

May 13, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Einstein Rojas narrates how he survived a crash with a container van back in 2012

SURVIVOR. Einstein Rojas of New Vois Association Philippines shared in a Rappler roundtable on road safety his story.

Motorcycle riders can't wear helmets in some parts of Bulacan?

May 13, 2017 - 12:25 AM

Motorcycle riders are supposedly asked to remove their helmets when they enter Malolos City and neighboring Baliuag town

No helmets allowed in Malolos, Bulacan?

JV Ejercito bills seek to stop repeat of Nueva Ecija bus incident

May 10, 2017 - 9:06 PM

Senator JV Ejercito hosts the forum Seats that Saves Lives in the Senate and pushes for bills to fill gaps in existing laws on road safety

#SaferRoadsPH Manila: How do we make Philippine roads safer?

May 08, 2017 - 2:44 PM

On May 8 Rappler together with the Campaign for Tobacco free Kids is launching a campaign on road safety at the Rappler newsroom in Pasig City

The 5 pillars behind the Philippines' road safety action plan

May 08, 2017 - 10:10 AM

With road crash deaths rising since 2006 the Philippines needs to step up its efforts to meet the global goal of halving road traffic deaths by 2020

Killer buses leave victims in their wake

May 07, 2017 - 9:55 PM

9 563 of the 109 322 road crash incidents recorded by the Metro Manila Development Authority MMDA in 2016 involved buses

BUS CRASH. A Don Don Liner bus bound for Legazpi City, Albay loses balance and falls on its side after hitting a cement wall in October 2014. Photo by Naoki Mengua/Rappler

Human error: Leading cause of road mishaps in Metro Manila

May 05, 2017 - 2:00 PM

The Metro Manila Accident Recording and Analysis System says there were 109 322 road crash incidents in the National Capital Region in 2016 a 14 33 increase over 2015

Human error has been on the top contributor to road accidents recorded for the past 6 years.

IN NUMBERS: Road crash incidents in the Philippines

Apr 12, 2017 - 10:00 AM

(UPDATED) Government data show that the number of deaths due to traffic incidents has been increasing since 2006. Hundreds of the fatalities each year are children.

These road signs keep you safe on the road

Apr 09, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Do you know what these common road signs mean?

AH26. A marker for the Asian Highway-26 (AH26) route can be seen along EDSA. Michael Bueza/Rappler

What's lacking in our road safety laws?

Mar 26, 2017 - 11:30 AM

The Philippines road safety laws lack teeth in some areas and these need to be addressed to serve as stronger protection for road users

ENFORCING LAWS. Highway Patrol Group personnel man traffic along EDSA. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

'Good road design can save motorists' lives'

Mar 13, 2017 - 7:24 PM

Greg Smith of the International Road Assessment Program says infrastructure is important in preventing serious accidents and deaths resulting from road crashes

ROAD ASSESSMENT. This is what iRAP takes note of when it assesses roads for safety risks. Photo from iRAP

What laws help keep road users safe in the Philippines?

Mar 12, 2017 - 10:05 AM

The WHO says 1 25 million people die in road crashes every year In the Philippines various laws and policies have been crafted to arrest the number of road crash fatalities

KEEPING ROADS SAFE. Various policies have been crafted in the Philippines in an effort to keep road users safe. Car crash photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

#SaferRoadsPH Conversation

Feb 01, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Read tweets and Instagram posts about road safety policies, awareness, information and news for roads users

Road Traffic Fatalities on the Rise

Feb 01, 2017 - 12:00 AM

#SaferRoadsPH campaign promotes road safety policies, information, and news for road users. Road crash incidents are no accidents. They can be prevented.

Road safety tips for the Holy Week

Apr 11, 2014 - 6:29 PM

5 dead, 33 injured in Abra vehicular accident

Feb 09, 2014 - 3:02 PM

The passengers of the jeepney came from a Pantawid Pamilyang Pantawid Program meeting in a nearby town