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Fines await motorists using gadgets while driving starting May 18

Motorists who will be apprehend for using electronic gadgets on the road while driving will be slapped with penalties starting on Thursday, May 18, as authorities implement the Anti-Distracted Driving Act or Republic Act 10913. The law prohibits drivers of all public and private vehicles, including those with diplomatic plates, from using any communication device […]

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Texting while driving banned under new law

Drivers of cars and even “karetelas” face a fine, or worse, revocation of their licenses, if they use navigation apps like Waze or send text messages while their vehicles are moving. They should pull over when checking the map or smartphone so as not to be penalized under the Anti-Distracted Driving Act, transport officials said […]

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What you should know about the Anti-Distracted Driving Law

Republic Act No. 10913 or the Anti-Distracted Driving Law, which takes effect on May 18, defines distracted driving as the driver’s use of mobile communication, electronic entertainment and computing devices or gadgets while the vehicle is in motion or stopped momentarily for a red light or at an intersection. Coverage Public and private vehicles Wheeled […]

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Quick car tips for busy moms

Mother’s Day may be observed just once a year, but a mom’s work is a daily thing that’s never done. You can’t blame a multitasking mom for occasionally forgetting her car’s maintenance schedules. And now that schooldays are fast approaching, a mother’s focus now shifts to her kids’ school needs, so there goes her attention to her car’s needs again.

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Kia PH reveals specs, pricing of all-new Rio hatchback

The all-new Rio is the fourth generation of Kia’s subcompact hatchback. Kia has loaded the new car with numerous features while keeping the offering simple with a single variant for now.

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Enraged wife crashes car into Mercedes carrying husband and his mistress

BANGKOK–In a scene straight out of a television drama, a woman driving a brand-new Toyota Fortuner chased a Mercedes Benz carrying her husband and his mistress to confront them and ended up crashing into four vehicles in Pathum Thani’s Thanyaburi district, causing six slight injuries on Saturday. The pile-up occurred at 4:30 p.m. on the […]

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No ‘misery’ with Anti-Distracted Driving Act

We would like to clarify some concerns aired by Henrico Laceda in his April 17 letter to the editor (“One more law to make people miserable”) on how the new Anti-Distracted Driving Act affects motorists who use mobile applications like Waze while driving. While we thank and understand Laceda’s concerns regarding the implementation of Republic […]

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Toyota PH updates Wigo hatchback

Toyota Motor Philippines has refreshed its best-selling Wigo hatchback. The smallest car in Toyota Philippines’ now gets variable valve timing (VVT-I) on its 1.0-liter engine. The three-cylinder now delivers 66 ps and 89 Nm. It’s paired with a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic. Here are more details from Toyota: New VVT-i engine Toyota’s mini hatchback is […]

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Fire guts warehouse of Japanese tire maker in Clark

(Update, originally posted at 5:11 p.m.) CLARK FREEPORT – A three-hour fire gutted a warehouse of the Yokohama Tire Philippines Inc. (YTPI) on Sunday (May 14) but no one was hurt, an official of the state-owned Clark Development Corp. (CDC), said. The cause of the fire which was put out at 6:15 p.m. has not […]

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Vehicle sales growth slowed to 4.8% in April

Growth in car sales slowed to 4.8 percent in April from the same month in 2016, the slowest pace since the start of the year, data from automotive manufacturers showed. According to a joint report from the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (Campi) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA), member companies sold […]

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May 10, 2017

Nowadays, the car is the best extension of Mom’s domain. It is what she uses to chauffeur, acquire, gather

May 10, 2017

Browsing through online sites, I found an interesting anecdote about the Volkswagen Tiguan. Its name is an amalgamation of