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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

[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.

IN CHARTS: How deadly are Metro Manila roads?

Apr 11, 2018 - 1:09 PM

An MMDA study reveals that 4 in every 100,000 Filipinos died due to road crashes in Metro Manila in 2017

CRASH. Rescuers attend injured victims inside a vehicle during the #MMShakeDrill in June 2016. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

[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

[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!

LGUs can now set slower speed limits on local roads

Feb 07, 2018 - 3:02 PM

Cities and municipalities can pass ordinances that set speed limits lower than what a national law prescribes, because they know better the road situations in their areas

SPEED LIMITS. DOTr, in partnership with DPWH and DILG, launched Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2018-001 that mandates LGUs to set their own speed limits. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

[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

'Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok' ops sweep off dilapidated jeepneys

Jan 23, 2018 - 6:47 PM

Military trucks line up along Alabang-Zapote Road in Las Piñas to give free rides to affected commuters

'LIBRENG SAKAY'. Military trucks line up along Alabang-Zapote Road for affected commuters on 'Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok' operations. Photo from Keb Cuevas/Rappler

What will happen to the dedicated bicycle lane in UP Diliman?

Jan 12, 2018 - 1:16 PM

UP Vice Chancellor Nestor Castro of the Community Affairs Office clarifies that the road-marking activities at the state university are not yet done

ROAD SAFETY.  To prevent 'road accidents,' UP Vice Chancellor Nestor Castro said they are planning to distinguish the bicycle lane from the jogging lane. Photo by Dennis Lopez

[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

10 civic actions in 2017 that can move PH in 2018

Jan 08, 2018 - 5:40 PM

MovePH, Rappler’s civic engagement arm, hopes that the social impact of these efforts it initiated or supported in 2017 will fuel sustained action that will transform courage into action in 2018

30 A&B Liner buses suspended after Quezon bus crash

Dec 29, 2017 - 5:21 PM

At least 10 passengers are been injured when an A&B Liner bus fell off a cliff on December 26

SUSPENDED. 30 buses from A&B Liner Inc. have been suspended following the bus crash in Quezon last December 26. Photo from Wikipedia

[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.

Holiday rush can lead to road crashes – expert

Dec 28, 2017 - 12:37 PM

Likelihood of road crash incidents is higher during the holidays when commuters flock to certain destinations

CHRISTMAS CRASH. A jeepney ran straight against a bus in Agoo, La Union. Photo from LTFRB

Surviving MRT3: Worst train fails in 2017

Dec 28, 2017 - 9:04 AM

(UPDATED) Rappler looks back on some of the worst incidents that happened on MRT3 in 2017

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?

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

Truck falls over, kills family of 4 in Bago City

Dec 01, 2017 - 9:27 PM

The victims are on their way home to La Carlota City when the truck full of sugarcane falls on their vehicle

Waze officially adds support for motorcycles

Nov 30, 2017 - 4:14 PM

The addition comes as Waze believes that drive times, routes and roads vary between full-sized automobiles and motorcycles

Image from Waze

Minor dies after crashing motorcycle into truck in Muntinlupa

Nov 24, 2017 - 8:18 PM

The police initially arrest the truck driver, but do not detain him for now – because the teenager's family has not filed any charges

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

Fewer MRT3 trains, new operation schedule as Christmas season nears

Nov 17, 2017 - 5:56 PM

Only 15 trains will be in use during weekdays, lower than the usual 15 to 18 trains in operation per day

UPGRADE. MRT implements new hours. File photo by Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler

Self-driving shuttle collides with truck in street debut

Nov 09, 2017 - 4:53 PM

Las Vegas officials blame the truck and not the self-driving shuttle whose sensors actually worked and stopped the shuttle in time

NAVYA. A picture taken on November 7, 2017 in Saint-Denis near Paris shows the logo of French vehicle company Navya, makers of the self-driving bus Arma. Photo by AFP/Eric Piermont


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

31 hurt in Cebu vehicular crash

Nov 01, 2017 - 7:48 PM

Among those injured are 18 minors, who are returning from a youth camp

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

Undas 2017 road safety tips for drivers and commuters

Oct 30, 2017 - 8:12 PM

Check out the hotlines here

RUSH. Hundreds of southbound passengers wait to board buses at the Araneta Bus Center in Cubao, Quezon City. File Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

On road safety and courtesy

Oct 28, 2017 - 9:16 PM

Everybody needs to learn and practice respect for each other's rights on the road and extend courtesy to everyone so we can have order in our streets

#SaferRoadsPH forum on making Bicol roads safer

Oct 27, 2017 - 4:38 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The 4th leg of the caravan will be held at the Arrupe Convention Center, Ateneo de Naga University in Naga City, Camarines Sur on January 24 from 12 pm to 5 pm

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

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