road safety in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on road safety in the Philippines

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[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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DOCUMENTS: Speed limit ordinances in the Philippines

Oct 04, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Here are the different speed limit ordinances in various cities and municipalities that road users must be aware of

House panel approves bill requiring car seats for kids

Sep 19, 2017 - 3:58 PM

Under the proposed measure, owners of private vehicles should secure children in a child restraint system while in transit on any road, street, or highway

#2030NOW: Why road safety – or the lack of it – is a human rights issue

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:45 AM

'In our country, being one of the low-income countries, road crashes are a major concern. It’s a world health issue,' says Superintendent Oliver Sy Tanseco of the PNP-Highway Patrol Group

HUMAN RIGHTS. Superintendent Oliver Tanseco says road safety is a human rights issue, especially in the Philippines.

VIRAL: Toddler with no helmet behind motorcycle rider

Sep 11, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The motorcycle rider draws flak for exposing the child to unsafe conditions and violating the Children s Safety on Motorcycles Act

UNSAFE AND ILLEGAL. A video showing a baby riding the motorcycle without a helmet violates the Children's Safety on Motorcycle Act of 2015. Screenshot from Pinoy Law Breakers Facebook Page

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

Tour on two wheels: Seeing Iloilo City's historic sights by bike

Jul 25, 2017 - 1:40 PM

A local biking community hopes to promote cycling by holding visi tours – a tour by bike to the famed tourist spots of the city

NIGHT RIDE. Members of the iFOLD biking group regularly hold night rides to explore the city. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

With nearly 5,000 crash incidents, how do we make Iloilo roads safer?

Jul 21, 2017 - 9:52 PM

The province of Iloilo home to 1 81 million people records nearly 5 000 road crash incidents in the first half of 2017

LIVE: #SaferRoadsPH on making Iloilo roads safer

Jul 20, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Sign up if you want to join the SaferRoadsPH activity at the Nursing Review Center University of San Agustin in Iloilo City on July 22 from 12 pm to 5 pm

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

#SaveKidsLives: Advocates call for safer roads for children

Jun 26, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Safe Kids Worldwide Philippines aims to raise awareness of road safety in schools and in homes

ADVOCACY WALK. Students from different public schools joined the Advocacy Walk last June 22 at the SM Sky Dome in celebration of the National Safe Kids Week. Photo by Kaela Malig/Rappler

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

Anti-Distracted Driving Act to take effect again starting July 6

Jun 21, 2017 - 1:10 PM

The revised rules of the law have been published says the Department of Transportation paving the way for implementation

TRAFFIC EASED. The DOTr also sees traffic congestions mitigated since accidents will be prevented by the law. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

FAST FACTS: How other countries impose rules vs distracted driving

Jun 14, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Banning texting while driving or even just holding a phone? See how other countries impose rules to deter distracted drivers from going behind the wheel

DISTRACTED DRIVING. Countries around the world have their own rules to deter drivers from texting, calling, or using their phones while behind the wheel. Rappler photo

'Line of sight' rule eased for drivers, gadgets OK within 'safety zone'

Jun 14, 2017 - 5:03 PM

UPDATED The Department of Transportation redefines the much criticized line of sight as it releases the new implementing rules and regulations of the Anti Distracted Driving Act

'Distracted driver cost us P300,000 in medical bills' – road crash survivor

Jun 11, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Eufronio Torrado recalls the harrowing crash that left him and his wife with injuries and medical bills amounting to over P300 000

INJURIES. Eufronio Torrado narrates his harrowing experience when he figured in a road crash last January. Rappler photo

Road construction, repairs need adequate signage – motorcycle rider

Jun 11, 2017 - 9:00 AM

In Rappler s SaferRoadsPH forum a motorcycle rider points out there aren t enough signs for ongoing road works posing risks to motorists

DISCUSSING SAFETY. Local officials of Cagayan Valley discuss how to make roads safer for all road users. Rappler photo

With EJKs and crime, should motorcycle helmets be required?

Jun 09, 2017 - 10:26 AM

A Tuguegarao City councilor raises security concerns on the use of motorcycle helmets by criminals

Making Cagayan roads safer: Local officials offer solutions

Jun 08, 2017 - 7:21 PM

With Cagayan Valley having the highest crash density rate nationwide local officials say there s a need to step up efforts for road safety

SAFETY SOLUTIONS. Cagayan officials present ideas on how to make roads in the region safer. Rappler photo

TRENDING: Cagayan calls for #SaferRoadsPH

Jun 08, 2017 - 3:05 PM

Road safety trends as Rappler hosts a forum in Cagayan Valley the region with the highest road crash density rate in the Philippines

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.

DOTr reviewing implementing rules of Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 30, 2017 - 7:10 PM

This comes a week after the law was suspended due to confusion over its guidelines

REVIEW. The DOTr and other stakeholders review the implementing rules and regulations of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act. Photo from DOTr

DOTr suspends Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 23, 2017 - 5:45 PM

UPDATED Transport authorities will first focus on information dissemination as recommended by lawmakers in a House hearing following the confusion over the new law

Senate to probe 'confusing' rules for Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 23, 2017 - 5:10 PM

The intent of the law is different from the interpretation of transport authorities says Senator Grace Poe

NO DISTRACTIONS. Under the Anti-Distracted Driving Act, devices cannot be placed anywhere that may obstruct the driver's line of sight (highlighted in orange).

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May 22, 2017 - 10:53 PM

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Netizens poke fun at 'confusing' Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 22, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Where will you place your phone? Can dogs be on the dashboard? What about distracting passengers?

What is 'line of sight' under the Anti-Distracted Driving Act?

May 22, 2017 - 8:05 PM

No you can t mount your phone above the dashboard

Senators want Anti-Distracted Driving Act on hold

May 22, 2017 - 4:05 PM

They have made matters complicated when it is basically just about banning the use of cellphones while driving says Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito referring to the implementing rules

NO DISTRACTIONS. Distracted driving is finally prohibited under Republic Act No. 10913 starting May 18.