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Japan’s Takata: From parachutes to airbags to bankruptcy

TOKYO, June 26 (Reuters) – Takata Corp, at the centre of the auto industry’s biggest ever product recall, filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States and Japan, and said it would be bought for $1.6 billion by U.S.-based Key Safety Systems.                               Following are key events in the company’s history:                               1933 […]

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MMDA wants 2 poorly built bus terminals shut down

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has recommended the closure of two bus terminals in Quezon City until they can improve their facilities. In a letter sent on Friday to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), MMDA officer in charge Tim Orbos complained about the terminals of Roro Bus Transport Services Inc. on South […]

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Banning rosaries from vehicles questioned

Rosaries and religious icons hanging from dashboards are banned if they block a driver’s line of sight, a restriction that has drawn protest from a Catholic priest, a group of jeepney drivers and senators. The items can still be placed on the rearview mirror, however, as long as these are coiled up so they don’t swing […]

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Dash cam OK, but rosaries, trinkets listed as ‘distractions’

Amid the confusion that greeted the implementation of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act (ADDA), a transport official reminded motorists that their “line of sight” should be clear not just of electronic gadgets but also rosaries, small figurines, trinkets, and other accessories that can hinder their view of the road. Owners of public and private vehicles have […]

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Volkswagen PH kicks off “Steps to Safety” campaign at Robinsons Magnolia on May 20

Volkswagen Philippines, exclusive importer and distributor of the number one European car brand in the country, kicks off the upgraded version of its award-winning Child Safety Initiative (CSI) campaign at the atrium of the Robinsons Magnolia Mall in Quezon City on May 20. Here’s the news from Volkswagen: The CSI, launched during the Manila International […]

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Riding motorbike with kids? LTO restrictions on

A big no-no on the road. Starting today, motorcycle users who have a small child as a passenger shall be penalized under the Children’s Safety on Motorcycle Act of 2015. The law—also known as Republic Act No. 10666—bans minors from sitting in front of a motorcycle rider. It applies to public roads nationwide and shall […]

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MMDA cams catch ‘distracted’ drivers

Street cameras used under the no-contact apprehension system of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) caught the first violators of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act. From 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, a total of 77 erring motorists were recorded and would soon be notified by the MMDA. Motorcycle riders topped the list with 47 […]

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Japan offers funeral discounts for seniors to stop driving

Driving becomes more and more challenging as people age, and the Japanese government is opting for an unconventional method to warn its constituents. Elderly drivers in Japan, as per BBC, are being offered discounts to funeral services if they will surrender their driving license. Due to the recent rise of vehicular accidents involving senior citizens, […]

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IRR for law requiring speed limit devices for PUVs ok’d

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) will soon release the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for three laws expected to improve road safety and prevent deaths due to accidents. During the recently concluded Global Road Safety Week hosted by civic group Imagine Law, Transportation Assistant Secretary for Road Transport Mark de Leon said that the DOTr […]

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Boy, 8, drives dad’s van to buy burger; takes sister, 4, with him

WASHINGTON, United States — Talk about a craving: an eight-year-old American boy drove his father’s van to a McDonald’s  because he just had to have a cheeseburger. The Ohio boy said he learned to drive by watching YouTube videos, the Weirton Daily Times reported on Sunday evening’s adventure. The child, at the wheel with his […]

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Jun 28, 2017

Le Mans 2017 will perhaps be the most remembered Le Mans in recent years.

Jun 21, 2017

If I were to ask how many of you use the seat belt while driving, I would see a