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Senate urges Malacañang to stop release of funds from road user’s tax

Dec 13, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The passage of the resolution comes amid an apparent deadlock between the Senate and the House of Representatives, after the latter rescinded its approval of the bill seeking to abolish the Road Board

INTERVENTION. Senate leaders are waiting for President Rodrigo Duterte to tell the House majority to support the abolition of the 'corrupt' Road Board. Photos of Senators Vicente Sotto III (left) and Franklin Drilon (right) by Angie de Silva/Rappler, Duterte photo from Malacanang, background image from Shutterstock

Senate approves bill seeking to abolish 'corrupt' Road Board

Feb 12, 2018 - 5:53 PM

The Commission on Audit has found the agency misappropriated P90.7 billion in road user's tax

Motorcyle riders navigating along Commonwealth Ave. in Quezon City on Friday. The MMDA will strictly enforce motorcycle lane policy along EDSA, C-5, Macapagal Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue starting Nov 14 . MMDA data shows out of the 265 vehicular accidents daily in Metro Manila, 30 involve motorcycle riders. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA/RAPPLER

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

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.

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.

Recto: Use road user's tax to prevent vehicular accidents

Jun 29, 2015 - 6:49 PM

Senator Ralph Recto cites data that there were 90 258 accidents last year in Metro Manila alone

ROAD SAFETY NEEDED. Senator Ralph Recto says funds from the road user's tax should benefit motorists by ensuring their safety. File photo