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”

Color-coded LTO Traffic Deputies in the Metro: Agree or Disagree?

If your vehicle spews dark, toxic fumes, you should be apprehended by a Land Transportation Office (LTO) deputy wearing a green ID, while a UV Express conveying passengers in areas that are not within its designated route should be apprehended by one wearing a blue ID. And so goes the most recent project of theContinue reading “Color-coded LTO Traffic Deputies in the Metro: Agree or Disagree?”

Taking the MRT? Take a ‘Traincheck’ First!

If you are a frequent passenger of the MRT, you are in for a treat! A new web application that helps commuters check the status of MRT’s stations has been recently launched and is gaining positive feedback from its users. Imagine this: before heading out, you can go online and check the congestion levels atContinue reading “Taking the MRT? Take a ‘Traincheck’ First!”

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?”

Something to Look Forward to: Early Christmas Break for Schools to Ease Traffic in Metro Manila

While Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year, it is also considered as the season when traffic is at its worst in Metro Manila.  The ‘ber’ months not only usher in cooler weather, it also seem to double the number of commuters traversing the whole stretch of Edsa looking for great dealsContinue reading “Something to Look Forward to: Early Christmas Break for Schools to Ease Traffic in Metro Manila”

Something to Look Forward to: Traffic Re-routing at South Triangle, Quezon City

If you’ve ever passed through Quezon Avenue or any of the Scout streets along Timog Avenue, between the rush hours of 5PM to 9PM, you know how crazy the traffic situation there can get. If you are coming from the Espana Boulevard areas, you will notice jeepneys and UV Express vehicles racing against each otherContinue reading “Something to Look Forward to: Traffic Re-routing at South Triangle, Quezon City”

Odd-Even Traffic Scheme in Pasig Takes Effect Today

‘Carmageddon’, ‘May Forever’, and ‘Edsa Parking Lot’ are just some of the many monikers used by motorists and commuters to describe the seemingly endless traffic woes in Metro Manila.  People spend an average of two hours every day to get to their offices and another two hours to travel back home at night.  This couldContinue reading “Odd-Even Traffic Scheme in Pasig Takes Effect Today”

Would You Agree to the No Garage, No Car Policy?

Lawmakers are pushing for the passing and implementation of the “Proof-of-Parking Space Act” that is deemed to help Metro Manila’s worsening problem on traffic congestion.  Under this law, an individual will be required to present a proof of parking space before he can purchase a vehicle. Existing car owners will have to do the sameContinue reading “Would You Agree to the No Garage, No Car Policy?”