Steer Clear of the Bundol-bundol Gang

Private car owners and drivers are being warned of the unscrupulous bundol-bundol gang: people who pretend to be crossing your lane during slow moving traffic and then would suddenly drop on the pavement, acting like you hit them with your vehicle.  They will cause a scene and demand that you compensate them for the injuriesContinue reading “Steer Clear of the Bundol-bundol Gang”

What We Need: Earthquake Drills for Drivers

For three years now, the government has been hosting earthquake drills all over the country to spread awareness and encourage defensive responses in the event of an earthquake.  The drill is headed by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center (NDRRMC) and this year, it will be held at the Strike Gymnasium in BacoorContinue reading “What We Need: Earthquake Drills for Drivers”

LTO Fines and Penalties for Traffic Violations Part 4: Traffic Violations for Private and Public Utility Vehicles

A leading cause of traffic jams and road mishaps are drivers who deliberately disobey traffic rules.  It could be as uncomplicated as tailgating another vehicle, to overtaking on single or double white lines, to beating red lights especially when there are no traffic enforcers around. If drivers knew how much they would have to pay,Continue reading “LTO Fines and Penalties for Traffic Violations Part 4: Traffic Violations for Private and Public Utility Vehicles”

LTO Fines and Penalties for Traffic Violations Part 3: Violations on Weight and Load Limits and Illegal Operation of Motor Vehicles

Our third installment on our LTO Fines and Penalties series is all about limits on cargo weight and illegal operation of motor vehicles, more particularly those that are used as public conveyance.  The fines are exorbitant, so make sure you stay within the limits set by the LTO and the MMDA if you belong inContinue reading “LTO Fines and Penalties for Traffic Violations Part 3: Violations on Weight and Load Limits and Illegal Operation of Motor Vehicles”

LTO Fines and Penalties for Traffic Violations Part 2: Violations In Connection with Number Plates & Markings on Motor Vehicles

In the second installment of our series on LTO Fines and Penalties for erring drivers, please take note that this includes offenses committed by public utility drivers and operators. Today, we are going to feature violations in connection with number plates, equipment, parts, accessories, devices, and markings of motor vehicles.  Lady drivers are strongly advisedContinue reading “LTO Fines and Penalties for Traffic Violations Part 2: Violations In Connection with Number Plates & Markings on Motor Vehicles”

Of Navigation Apps and Dashcams : A Quick Guide to the Anti-distracted Driving Law

The announcement that the Anti-distracted Driving Act will finally be enforced this week (today actually!) was met with a lot of questions from drivers, especially those that use navigation apps and other gadgets such as dash cameras.  If you read our previous article on this topic or have seen the news articles in the internet,Continue reading “Of Navigation Apps and Dashcams : A Quick Guide to the Anti-distracted Driving Law”

Anti-Distracted Driving Act in the Philippines: Ready, Set, Go!

In August of last year, we featured the details of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act and got various reactions from our readers.  Less than a year later, it will finally be enforced in all areas in the Philippines! On Thursday, May 18, 2017, private and public utility drivers will no longer be allowed to use mobileContinue reading “Anti-Distracted Driving Act in the Philippines: Ready, Set, Go!”

3-Digit Number Coding Scheme for the Holidays: Agree or Disagree?

Back in October, a proposal to have students’ Christmas breaks be declared earlier than usual to help ease traffic congestion was raised.  The proposal was met with criticisms because it posed a negative impact on school calendars and significant activities such as periodical examinations and graduation ceremonies. This week, a new proposal to address trafficContinue reading “3-Digit Number Coding Scheme for the Holidays: Agree or Disagree?”