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The gig economy industry in the Philippines is growing. Defined as the practice of hiring independent contractors and temporary workers by businesses, examples of gig economy companies that operate locally include Lazada, GrabExpress, Lalamove, Food Panda, and the like. The couriers they hire to deliver purchased goods make up the …

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GEM Motoring Assist, a UK-based road safety organization, wants every driver and rider to have their eyesight checked this year. According to the organization, better eyesight among road users can contribute greatly to the reduction of collisions and mishaps on the road, which has the potential to save a lot …

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The winter solstice might be considered one of the darkest days of the year in the U.K. It’s also one of the most problematic times for many drivers. Aside from poorly-lit roads, two-thirds complain of getting regularly “blinded” by oncoming headlights. This problem has become a serious problem, and has …

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“Plenty of lives have been sacrificed because of road crashes in our City. This is why we need to pass our Road Safety Code,” said Tuguegarao City Mayor Jefferson Soriano as the City Government launched its road safety photo exhibit yesterday, Wednesday, October 30, at the City Hall. As the …

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There’s a one-kilometer zigzag road that trails many of western Pangasinan’s beaches and resorts. Known as the “killer road”, many blame it for numerous accidents and deaths that occur here every year. Nearby residents and towns-folks have a suspect on who’s causing these calamities: a white lady. “May nakita kami …

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In a real-life case of ‘deus ex machina,’ a young family with their baby in a stroller narrowly escaped the unthinkable when a speeding car heading toward them was thankfully knocked out of its path at the last second by an oncoming car. Traffic video released by the authorities showed …

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A crosswind is more than just the name of Isuzu‘s once-popular but now-discontinued MPV line. Defined as strong winds blowing across one’s direction of travel, crosswinds are a danger to every motorist on the road. It’s been known to blow cars straight into the opposite lane or completely off the …

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In order to address the rising cases of road accidents in General Santos City in South Cotobato, police and city traffic enforcers will strictly implement the ban on the use of the inner lanes of major roads by tricycles and motorcycles. Major Jovenson Bayona, operations chief of the city police …

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The World Health Organization (WHO)‘s Global Status Report for 2018 reported that around 348 serious road injuries happen daily in the Philippines. What’s more, there are around 35 road fatalities that happen each day, with most of these casualties related to motorcycle deaths. This comes to no surprise: motorcycle riders …

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President Rodrigo Duterte ordered authorities to enforce a more stringent road safety checks following the private truck that figured into an accident that claimed 21 lives and injuring 14. Last September 17, a private truck used to ferry a family on a trip fell into a ravine in South Cotabato. …

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Volvo Philippines‘ mission to make roads safer makes its way to La Salle Green Hills. The Swedish automotive company, through its official authorized distributor Viking Cars, Incorporated, moves along with its Safe Roads Program. Launched recently, this program is the local effort to helping make roads safer in and around …

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Volvo Philippines strengthens its advocacy for road safety as it launches the ‘Safe Roads by Volvo’ program. By partnering with schools, Volvo PH aims to raise road safety awareness especially among school children, their parents or guardians, and other people in and around school premises. Volvo PH has been an …

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Surprise, surprise. Manila is said to be the most flood-prone area in the country while Makati is said to be the most accident-prone. This has been the data garnered by community-based road navigation app Waze, in collaboration with Thinking Machines, a data science consultancy. The data was gathered solely from …

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Having your car break down in the middle of the road can be a huge hassle, not to mention terrifying. Getting stuck in the middle of the road is a hazard for every vehicle, and so it pays to know what you can do to avoid them. Here are the …

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When a small car gets into an accident with a large commercial truck, the results can be devastating. The sheer mass and force inherent in the size of truck can mean even the most minor collisions with the can mean severe injuries or even death. Driving near or around commercial …

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