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FAST FACTS: Most commonly violated traffic laws in Metro Manila

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:29 PM

Assuming one violation per vehicle, almost half of all the registered vehicles in the National Capital Region figured in a traffic violation in 2016

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.

Fariñas to enforcers: Don't apprehend lawmakers for minor traffic violations

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:16 PM

The House Majority Leader says congressmen should be allowed to proceed to Batasan to work, and Speaker Alvarez will turn them over to traffic authorities after the session

TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS. House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas cities parliamentary immunity from minor traffic violation apprehension in a House transport committee hearing on Monday, September 18. File photo

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

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

Biking to work? Here's what you should know

Sep 07, 2017 - 1:29 PM

Bikers share tips and things to expect when biking on the roads of Metro Manila

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

WATCH: Getting around the city on two wheels

Sep 02, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Mother and son Carol and Keolo believe that the advantages of biking in the city outweigh the challenges

CYCLING EXPERIENCE. Mother and son Carol and Keolo Pobre share their experiences on biking to work and school every day.

Is this THE solution? A Driver's Academy for public transport drivers

Sep 01, 2017 - 6:20 PM

In his Facebook post MMDA General Manager Tim Orbos says his experience with an errant bus driver makes him realize an academy really makes sense

Isabela road closed due to safety concerns amid rehabilitation works

Aug 24, 2017 - 10:08 AM

Isabela Governor Faustino Dy III orders the temporary closure following vehicular mishaps and safety problems on the Ilagan Divilacan road which is undergoing improvement

JV Ejercito urges passage of child safety inside cars bill

Aug 22, 2017 - 7:03 PM

The senator is proposing to impose drivers of covered vehicles to secure their children on a child restraint system

ROAD SAFETY. Senator JV Ejercito spoke at the Asia Forum on Road Safety at the Heritage Hotel in Pasay City on Tuesday, August 22. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Seats that save kids’ lives: Why are they rarely used in the Philippines?

Aug 16, 2017 - 9:46 AM

A new study offers interesting insights It also debunks fallacies

CAR SEAT. Mark Escueta spent â?±17,000 for a brand-new car seat for his son Pele. He considers the money well-spent. The car seat kept the boy safe during the violent crash on July 10 that left Peleâ??s mom, actress and TV host Jolina Magdangal, with slight injuries. Photo supplied by Mark Escueta

Angkas passenger in coma after crash: Who's liable?

Aug 03, 2017 - 10:21 AM

Alejandro Cajano passenger of app enabled transport service Angkas is in critical condition after a crash incident last July 15 Hospital bills are estimated to cost up to P1 million

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

Iloilo officials share new plans to ensure road safety

Jul 23, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Projects include the Iloilo City traffic handbook and the intelligent traffic system

PROJECTS. Local officials shares projects in Iloilo City aimed at ensuring road safety. Photo by Vee Salazar/Rappler

Why are road projects scheduled during rainy season?

Jul 23, 2017 - 11:13 AM

According to Engr Ray Macalalag the procurement process and budget season prevent them from ensuring the timely implementation of road projects

ILOILO ROADS. On Saturday, July 22, MovePH conducts a #SaferRoadsPH forum to talk about making Iloilo roads safer. All photos by Vee Salazar/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

6 dead in road collision with military vehicle in Misamis Oriental

Jul 18, 2017 - 11:47 AM

A police report said a military armor personnel carrier a Simba bumped a Toyota Hi Ace and sideswiped a motorcycle while it was overtaking a trailer truck

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

Long way to go for Iloilo City's speeding ordinance

Jul 01, 2017 - 6:03 PM

The Iloilo city government temporarily suspends the enforcement of the speed limit ordinance

GUN POINT. Traffic personnel has been using a newly-procured speed gun by the Iloilo City Government to monitor speeding vehicles at the Diversion Road since June 1, 2017. Photo by Ted Aldwin Ong/Rappler

MMDA says expanded coding scheme needs Metro Manila mayors' approval

Jun 28, 2017 - 6:57 PM

MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago says that no mayor has reached out to them to oppose the plan

DOUBLE BAN. The new expansion will double the amount of private cars banned from major thoroughfares in Metro Manila. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

#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

Full-face motorcycle helmets, bonnets banned in Rizal municipality

Jun 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Instead of protecting riders from accidents – the purpose of a 2009 law – helmets have become the criminals protection Morong s municipal administrator says

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

WATCH: Cagayan police draw pedestrian lane made of chalk

Jun 10, 2017 - 9:33 PM

Tuguegarao residents are not used to crossing pedestrian lanes because there aren t too many of them to begin with

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.

Road crash numbers: Looking at the data sources

Jun 06, 2017 - 10:30 AM

With no comprehensive national database on road crash numbers Rappler relied on different government agencies for data But each dataset has its own limitations

DATA SOURCES. The lack of a comprehensive nationwide database on road crash numbers makes it difficult to know how serious the problem is in the Philippines. Rappler photo

HIGHLIGHTS: #SaferRoadsPH forum on making Cagayan roads safer

Jun 01, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Sign up if you want to join the activity at the Bulwagang Teodulfo Domingo University of St Louis in Tuguegarao City on June 7 from 1 pm to 5 pm

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.

Motorists told to remove rosaries, toys on dashboards by May 26

May 22, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Drinking coffee eating or putting on makeup while on the road are also prohibited acts classified under reckless driving says LTFRB member Aileen Lizada

CLEAR DASHBOARDS. Motorists of private and public vehicles are advised to clear their dashboards of unauthorized accessories. File photo by Rappler

LOOK: Volkswagen PH launches road safety program for kids

May 21, 2017 - 3:12 PM

The campaign aims to help prepare children to become responsible adult road users

CHILDREN SAFETY. Automobile company Volkswagen Philippines launches Child Safety Initiative 2.0 at Robinson's Magnolia in Quezon City. Photo by Basmarie Jane Marin/Rappler

Rappler Talk: What is the Anti-Distracted Driving Act?

May 20, 2017 - 10:43 AM

According to a 2015 National Statistics Office report using cellular phones while driving has been one of the top causes of road crash incidents

What you need to know: Law ensuring kids' safety on motorcycles

May 18, 2017 - 6:15 PM

The new law is set to take effect on Friday May 19