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In many cities across Southeast Asia, motorbikes rule the roads. Compact, inexpensive and easy to use–in cities often congested with traffic–motorbikes are the lifeblood that keep people and goods moving. Whether used for personal transportation, as a taxi, a messenger service, or to deliver food and packages, motorbikes play a …

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MDPPA Holiday

With the country in the middle of celebrating the holiday festivities, the Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association, Inc. (MDPPA) reiterates the importance of road safety Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association, Inc. (MDPPA) reiterates the importance of road safety and reminds motorcycle riders to take extra precautions on the road. and reminds …

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Volkswagen Philippines Child Safety Initiative

The 46th activation of Volkswagen Philippines‘ Child Safety Initiative (CSI) was held at Ayala Malls the 30th last November 4 and 5. The local campaign of the German carmaker’s global CSR efforts toward road safety achieved the landmark 10,000th child participant. More than two years after the launch of the CSI campaign during …

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Vehicle maintenance is like a religion in itself. You need to change the oil, check the fluids, rotate/balance the tires, etc., and you need to do all these on a regular basis following a strict schedule (5,000 kilometers or three months–whichever comes first, anyone?). There’s nothing for car owners to …

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A driver of a provincial bus liner sideswiped the vehicle of Department of Transportation (DOTr) undersecretary and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) general manager Tim Orbos. The untoward incident occurred last Monday, August 8 on EDSA, Manila’s main thoroughfare. The driver now faces suspension for his actions. Jundy Javier, driver …

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Carmudi Academy

Global online car platform Carmudi has officially launched its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, which aims to uplift and educate young drivers on road safety. Held at Cebu Doctors’ University in Mandaue, Cebu, the Carmudi Academy for Road Safety (CARS) program is designed to create awareness and help students–particularly in …

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Young Road Safety Advocate Program

FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company, and Safe Kids Worldwide Philippines (SKWP) recently named the 2017 Young Road Safety Champion during the annual celebration of National Safe Kids Week. In 2004, FedEx and SKWP launched the Young Road Safety Advocate Program where fifth and sixth graders help train …

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driving gps

Observing good manners in driving is an integral part of car safety on the road. Small things like thanking another driver for giving way or returning the favor to others can go a long way in making the road conditions favorable. We’re all taught good manners and right conduct way …

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Mini Countryman

The European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP) recently released the crash test results of four new car models it has tested, two of which are either sold or will go on sale locally soon: the all-new Mini Countryman and the all-new Suzuki Swift. Based on the tests, both vehicles …

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Anti-Distracted Driving Act

With the confusion on what exactly is legal and illegal under the Anti-Distracted Driving Act, an advocacy group for passenger safety is reportedly urging the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to clarify the guidelines on the enforcement of the law to avoid confusing motorists. According to the Lawyers for Commuters Safety and Protection …

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Volkswagen PH Steps to Safety

Volkswagen Philippines, the exclusive distributor of Volkswagen vehicles in the country, will introduce the upgraded version of its award-winning Child Safety Initiative (CSI) campaign this coming weekend at the atrium of Robinsons Magnolia in Quezon City on May 20. First showcased at the Manila International Auto Show in April 2015, the Child Safety …

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The New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asia, otherwise known as the ASEAN NCAP, recently held its 7th ASEAN Automobile Safety Forum in Makati City recently, with invited gusts from both the public and private sectors giving the members of Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS), the proponent behind the ASEAN NCAP, and both …

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Philippine Provincial Bus

Senator JV Ejercito has filed two bills just as the United Nations’ Global Road Safety Week wraps up this weekend: Senate Bill (SB) 1446 or the  Anti-Overloading Act of 2017, and SB 1447, or the Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act of 2017. Under SB 1446, overloading a public utility vehicle is considered …

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PNP-Petron Children's Road Safety Park

Petron Corporation, the country’s leading oil company, has partnered with the Philippine National Police (PNP) to create an interactive road safety park that will teach children about road safety. Located inside Camp Crame, the national headquarters of the PNP, the PNP-Petron Children’s Road Safety Park is an open space on …

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Most drivers would agree that at some point in their lives they will inevitably experience a confrontation with a traffic enforcer. Some reports have also stated that a few traffic enforcers have veered from their usual duties and become violators as well. To help reduce the amount of unwarranted fines …

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