Traffic deputies to get color-coded IDs
Feb03

Traffic deputies to get color-coded IDs

Metro Manila roads do feel like the Wild West most of the time. It can be pretty damned scary, lawless, and you half expect the driver next to you to just pull out a gun and shoot someone. This can be compounded by the fact that traffic deputies can’t seem to enforce road rules. Ever got pulled over and not even know why you’re being pulled over except that it’s merienda time? There are even times when you...

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Licensed drivers to retake exams in 2018?
Nov30

Licensed drivers to retake exams in 2018?

So this bit of news has gone round a couple of weeks ago – all licensed drivers are to retake examinations in 2018. But we have yet to hear any information campaign so we held back posting about it. The idea is being pitched to become a billing congress and the DOTC is supporting the idea. But if this ever pushes through, it would be quite interesting. Driver’s education needed We agree that a great deal of the traffic...

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LTO extends driver’s license validity to 5 years
Oct03

LTO extends driver’s license validity to 5 years

If you’re due to renew your driver’s license this October, you might be in luck. Aside from the reported availability of plastic cards, the validity of newly-issued licenses is now extended to 5 years. This was supposed to start last September but LTO suffered from glitches but it’s supposed to be corrected by this time. A good number of drivers who renewed their license over the past year and a half have yet to...

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“No Garage, No Car” Bill filed in Senate
Sep30

“No Garage, No Car” Bill filed in Senate

Senate Bill #1165 or the “No Garage, No Car” bill has been filed in the upper house. We think it’s high time this becomes law. There’s just too many cars on the road these days and any effort that seeks to curb especially those that impede smaller two-way streets. For example, with the traffic of Marcos Highway and C5, streets in Pasig should’ve been decent alternative routes but their narrowness combined...

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3 little things drivers can do to be more disciplined
Jul25

3 little things drivers can do to be more disciplined

So we have a new president and we’ll be dealing with a new set of strategies on how the new administration will be dealing with our traffic, travel, and driving woes. Regardless of those new policies they’ll set in place, I maintain that a whole lot can be changed if drivers make the little things matter. Here are three little things that would make a whole lot of difference if we just all do it. Using your turn signal...

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MMDA no-contact apprehension starts
Apr16

MMDA no-contact apprehension starts

Fellow drivers, beware. MMDA just rolled out their planned no-contact apprehension scheme. The scheme will now use CCTVs to catch erring motorists. View the text of the MMDA's no-contact apprehension implementing guidelines 2.1 The image of the vehicle violating traffic laws, rules and regulations shall be recorded or captured thru the use of CCTV, digital cameras and/or other gadget or technology being used to capture .videos...

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