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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

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

What features in your car keep you safe on the road?

Jul 16, 2017 - 10:42 AM

Today s modern cars come equipped with a host of features to keep road users safe

BUCKLE UP. Aside from the seatbelts, do you know the other safety features in your car? Woman buckling up image from Shutterstock

How do you keep kids safe on the road?

Jun 23, 2017 - 11:45 AM

As the Philippines marks National Safe Kids Week this third week of June advocates are calling for stronger government and civil society action to protect children’s lives on the road

BUCKLING UP. Child safety seats can help prevent injuries in case of a crash. Photo by Senado Federal on Wikimedia Commons

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

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

Road safety advocates seek passage of child restraint bill

May 06, 2017 - 7:52 AM

The proposed measure would require owners of private vehicles to install child restraint devices for children 12 years and below

PROTECTING CHILDREN. Road safety advocates seek the passage of a bill requiring the use of child restraint systems in vehicles.

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