60kph Speed Limit On Edsa: Yes or No?

Mayors of Metro Manila have set the speed limit to 60 kilometers per hour on main thoroughfares in the National Capital Region.  This applies to all types of vehicles, except buses and trucks.  Currently, the maximum allowable speed on national roads is 80kph.  According to the MMDA, the speed limit is being implemented as aContinue reading “60kph Speed Limit On Edsa: Yes or No?”

No More Window Hours in Metro Manila’ Number Coding Scheme

If your car’s plate is on ‘coding’ for the day, you shall not be able to drive it anywhere until 8PM – no more window hours anywhere in the metro. Before this was announced yesterday, car owners can still use their vehicles during the window hours in Malabon, San Juan, Manila, Valenzuela, Paranaque, and Pasig. Continue reading “No More Window Hours in Metro Manila’ Number Coding Scheme”

LTO Fines and Fees for Traffic Violations: What You Need to Know

Getting a ticket for a traffic or vehicle regulation violation means you will not only have to stop and spend a good 15 to 20 minutes negotiating with a traffic enforcer but also that you will have to pay the prescribed fee for the violation you committed.  It is both a pain in your scheduleContinue reading “LTO Fines and Fees for Traffic Violations: What You Need to Know”

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”