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Rappler's latest stories on road safety

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Tea Time with Vince and Frank: Are we deaf to noise pollution?

Jun 10, 2019 - 1:54 PM

We've been taking action against air and water pollution, but noise pollution has serious – and irreversible – consequences, too

[Right of Way] So you elected a congressman. Now what?

Jun 01, 2019 - 9:23 AM

Will our traffic woes become a priority for the incoming members of the 18th Congress?

[Right of Way] Visibility is everything: Motorcycle tail lights aren't optional

Apr 06, 2019 - 2:41 PM

Motorcycle crashes can be avoided if only visibility measures were strictly adhered to

[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?

At least 60 killed in Ghana bus collision – police

Mar 22, 2019 - 10:21 PM

The buses were each carrying about 50 passengers at the time of the crash. One of the buses caught fire, leaving people burned beyond recognition.

MMDA, Sesame Street partner for educational campaign for kids

Mar 18, 2019 - 3:49 PM

Children in Metro Manila may now learn about road safety, waste management, and public safety in a fun manner with Sesame Street characters

EDUCATIONAL DRIVE. (Left) MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim and (Right) Will De Pippo, Director for Asia-Pacific of Sesame Street, sign an agreement for an educational drive for children at the Children Road Safety Park in Malate, Manila. Photo by: Lito Boras/RAPPLER  EDUCATIONAL DRIVE. (Left) MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim and (Right) Will De Pippo, Director for Asia-Pacific of Sesame Street, sign an agreement for an educational drive for children at the Children Road Safety Park in Malate, Manila. Photo by: Lito Boras/RAPPLER

[Right of Way] Road Signs 101

Mar 09, 2019 - 12:23 AM

In this episode, we learn how road signs ought to be made – proper fonts, standard colors, material reflectivity

Tea Time with Vince and Frank: Is this a ticket trap?

Mar 02, 2019 - 10:32 AM

Right of Way's Vince Lazatin and VISOR's Frank Schuengel talk about notorious ticket traps in Metro Manila

[Right of Way] Contesting the MMDA’s yellow bus lane policy

Feb 23, 2019 - 1:38 PM

Have you encountered the same problem while driving along the bus lanes?

[Right of Way] What can we learn from the MMDA Quezon Avenue barrier problem?

Feb 07, 2019 - 4:11 PM

The barrier disrupts the normal flow of traffic along Quezon Avenue

Tea Time with Vince and Frank: Climbing 'Mount EDSA'

Feb 02, 2019 - 7:28 PM

Are you up for the Kamuning footbridge challenge?

[Right of Way] Is the MMDA road diet a good idea?

Jan 26, 2019 - 9:06 AM

Vince does the math based on the MMDA's numbers

[Right of Way] Risky behavior: The problem with MMDA’s yellow bus lane policy

Dec 22, 2018 - 12:44 PM

Is it safe to cross two bus lanes in a short distance in order to make a right turn?

Road traffic deaths swell to 1.35M each year – WHO

Dec 07, 2018 - 2:18 PM

'These deaths are an unacceptable price to pay for mobility,' says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

[Right of Way] The future of cities: How do you solve a problem like Manila?

Dec 02, 2018 - 9:56 AM

Urban and transport planners weigh in on solutions for a metropolis suffering from overdevelopment

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

[Right of Way] The fault in our signs: Sign blindness

Nov 15, 2018 - 3:45 PM

With the prevalence of ads masquerading as road signs, Metro Manila's shopping malls have become key landmarks in a metropolis that has no defined center

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

Nov 10, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Move people, not cars

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

[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.

Grab to train drivers as emergency first responders

Oct 22, 2018 - 10:40 PM

Grab drivers will no longer just get you to your destination. The company's plan is for them to become emergency first responders and aid in busting crime, too.

Senate approves bill requiring car safety seats for kids on final reading

Oct 09, 2018 - 1:21 PM

Under Senate Bill 1971, children aged 12 and below cannot be left unattended inside a vehicle

APPROVED. Senate approves the bill requiring child restraints in private vehicles. Rappler file photo

India suspends bus driver for letting a monkey 'drive'

Oct 07, 2018 - 3:00 AM

'Passengers' safety is paramount and the driver cannot risk it by allowing a monkey on the steering,' the government's road transport corporation says

NEW DRIVER. An India bus driver allowed a monkey to take the steering wheel, caught in a viral video on October 1, 2018. Screengrab from Animalbuff

[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?

What you need to know about road safety, whether you’re a driver or a pedestrian

Sep 24, 2018 - 3:05 PM

3M’s #DriveForRoadSafety advocates for traffic safety and mobility to change and save lives

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

Sep 22, 2018 - 8:19 PM

What went wrong here?

14 dead after overloaded truck falls into ravine in Kalinga

Sep 12, 2018 - 12:35 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The 14 people who died in the incident are all senior citizens returning home after getting their monthly stipend from the DSWD's Social Pension Program

OVERLOADED. The crumpled Photo courtesy of BFP Pasil and BFP Balbalan

[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] 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

1 dead , 2 injured in Zambales road crash

Aug 08, 2018 - 3:50 PM

Lolito Gaoat, 51, security supervisor of a shipping company, dies in a mishap along the national road in San Narciso, Zambales

115 students injured in clashes as Bangladesh teen protests turn violent

Aug 04, 2018 - 4:52 PM

(UPDATED) The protests have been ongoing for a week, as students vow they 'won't leave the roads until demands are met'

Bangladeshi students march on a street during a student protest in Dhaka on August 2, 2018, following the deaths of two college students in a road accident on July 30. Bangladesh shut down high schools across the country on August 2 as tens of thousands of students protested for a fifth straight day after two teenagers were killed by a speeding bus. / AFP PHOTO / Munir UZ ZAMAN

[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!

12 killed in Davao del Sur road crash

Jun 03, 2018 - 5:50 PM

Police say a utility van carrying company workers was overspeeding and overshot a curve, hitting a truck which was coming from the opposite direction

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] On the road with GakiMoto

May 31, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Road safety advocate Vince Lazatin and motovlogger GakiMoto talk about the challenges – and joys – of riding a motorcycle in Metro Manila

48 killed as Uganda bus rams into tractor and truck

May 26, 2018 - 8:36 PM

'Evacuation teams are working tirelessly to rescue the injured,' says an Ugandan police spokeswoman

[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.

Jessy Mendiola 'appreciates life more' after road accident

May 17, 2018 - 11:59 AM

'The scariest part was the side that got hit was where I was sitting'

2 dead, 13 hurt in summer trip to Batangas

May 08, 2018 - 10:18 PM

The victims are all residents of Bacoor, Cavite. Five of those injured are minors.

#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