All Articles With Category : Road Safety

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Know Your Rights as a Motorist at a Police Checkpoint

Ever been stopped at a police checkpoint? Do you know how to respond and protect your human rights in such a situation? Keep reading to know the dos and don’ts during a police checkpoint inspection. Why the PNP Conducts Checkpoints Police checkpoints in the Philippines aren’t something to be scared of—they aren’t a bunch of […]

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Build Build Build: 9 New Roads to Solve Traffic Problems in the Philippines

  What could be more frustrating than traffic slowing to a crawl due to road constructions? But think of it this way: the short-term pains will eventually lead to long-term gains. That’s the “Build Build Build” program in action. The government is currently building new roads that will solve the traffic in the country’s most […]

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Flood-prone Areas to Avoid in Metro Manila [Updated]

Rainy season is here and with it comes the hassle of commuting. From June to July (and maybe August), people will experience more train breakdowns, more traffic jams, and worst of all, heavily-flooded roads. Traffic in Metro Manila is in its worst state when it’s flooding, when it’s a Friday, and when it’s a payday. […]

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E-Bikes and E-Scooters: Should You Use One in the City?

More and more people are turning to electric motorcycles and scooters these days, and you’ve probably seen them on streets anywhere. It comes as no surprise, given the traffic and parking problems that motorists in the Philippines have to contend every day. E-bikes and e-scooters are great alternate transportation modes to get around the city. […]

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4 Driving Laws in the Philippines That Seriously Need Updating

Driving laws in the Philippines are meant to ensure not just an orderly flow of traffic and discipline among motorists but also the public’s safety on the road. We have laws that require wearing seatbelts and motorcycle helmets as well as those that ban people from driving when drunk and while using their mobile phones. […]

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Carpooling in the Philippines: What are the Advantages and Disadvantages?

Thinking of cutting your car ownership costs? Carpooling is the way to go, especially now that your options for ride-hailing services in the Philippines have become limited. When you carpool, you either gather or join a group of people living in your area to take a single car to a common destination or to several […]

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What Should I Do If My Car Breaks Down on the Road?

Looking stressed and helpless while stranded on the highway with a busted engine or flat tire is every motorist’s worst nightmare. But car breakdowns do happen, and they’re both dangerous and costly. So how do you ensure your safety during a roadside emergency? Here are some life-saving tips to keep in mind when your car […]

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LTO License Plate Updates and Rules Car Owners Must Know

When will LTO release my new license plate number? Can I change my vehicle plate? Can I drive without one? What to do when my license plate is damaged or lost? These concerns may not be as urgent as an overheating engine or a flat tire, but your plaka matters, too. Serving as a vehicle’s […]

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Grab Insurance: How Safe is It to Ride with Grab?

You’ve probably heard about horror stories involving expensive fares and some rude, unprofessional drivers on Grab. You might’ve experienced them yourself, too. Well, we have no other choice for now, as Uber has ceased its Philippine operations since April 16. But have you ever thought about your safety when riding a Grab car? For instance, what […]

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7 Dos and Don'ts to Remember When Your Car Gets Towed

Has this ever happened to you? You park your car on the street for a quick errand or to find someone to help you change your flat tire. A few minutes later, you return to the spot where you’ve left your car. Much to your surprise and dismay, your car is no longer there. Isn’t […]

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Car Towing Rules Motorists Should Know to Avoid Illegal Towing Scams

Has your car ever been towed? If you’ve never experienced it, consider yourself lucky. Getting your car towed could be very stressful and nerve-wracking, more so if your rights as a motorist are violated. Illegal towing isn’t uncommon in Metro Manila roads. Several times every day, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) receives complaints about illegal […]

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9 Driving Mistakes That are Most Likely to Kill You

1,380—that’s the number of deaths from 19,000 road accidents in the Philippines in the first eight months of 2017, based on a Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) report. That means five people are killed on the road every day. The culprit? Human error. Yes, driving mistakes can cost lives. If these facts don’t alarm […]

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