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Rappler's latest stories on anti-distracted driving act


Top violators of Anti-Distracted Driving Act drive motorcycles – MMDA

Jul 06, 2017 - 7:42 PM

Out of the 92 first violators of the Anti Distracted Driving Act 51 are motorcycle drivers

VIOLATION BY HABIT. According to MMDA liaison officer Victor Nunez, motorcycle drivers really have a habit of using their cellphones while at a stop light. Rappler file photo

92 violators in first 12 hours of Anti-Distracted Driving Act

Jul 06, 2017 - 6:41 PM

According to the MMDA most violators are caught texting or taking a call while waiting at a stop light

VIOLATED. The Anti-Distracted Driving Act was passed in 2016 but was implemented just this year because of the late information campaign.

Anti-Distracted Driving Act to take effect again starting July 6

Jun 21, 2017 - 1:10 PM

The revised rules of the law have been published says the Department of Transportation paving the way for implementation

TRAFFIC EASED. The DOTr also sees traffic congestions mitigated since accidents will be prevented by the law. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

FAST FACTS: How other countries impose rules vs distracted driving

Jun 14, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Banning texting while driving or even just holding a phone? See how other countries impose rules to deter distracted drivers from going behind the wheel

DISTRACTED DRIVING. Countries around the world have their own rules to deter drivers from texting, calling, or using their phones while behind the wheel. Rappler photo

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Jun 14, 2017 - 8:12 PM

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'Line of sight' rule eased for drivers, gadgets OK within 'safety zone'

Jun 14, 2017 - 5:03 PM

UPDATED The Department of Transportation redefines the much criticized line of sight as it releases the new implementing rules and regulations of the Anti Distracted Driving Act

'Distracted driver cost us P300,000 in medical bills' – road crash survivor

Jun 11, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Eufronio Torrado recalls the harrowing crash that left him and his wife with injuries and medical bills amounting to over P300 000

INJURIES. Eufronio Torrado narrates his harrowing experience when he figured in a road crash last January. Rappler photo

DOTr reviewing implementing rules of Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 30, 2017 - 7:10 PM

This comes a week after the law was suspended due to confusion over its guidelines

REVIEW. The DOTr and other stakeholders review the implementing rules and regulations of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act. Photo from DOTr

DOTr suspends Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 23, 2017 - 5:45 PM

UPDATED Transport authorities will first focus on information dissemination as recommended by lawmakers in a House hearing following the confusion over the new law

Senate to probe 'confusing' rules for Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 23, 2017 - 5:10 PM

The intent of the law is different from the interpretation of transport authorities says Senator Grace Poe

NO DISTRACTIONS. Under the Anti-Distracted Driving Act, devices cannot be placed anywhere that may obstruct the driver's line of sight (highlighted in orange).

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May 22, 2017 - 10:53 PM

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Netizens poke fun at 'confusing' Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 22, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Where will you place your phone? Can dogs be on the dashboard? What about distracting passengers?

What is 'line of sight' under the Anti-Distracted Driving Act?

May 22, 2017 - 8:05 PM

No you can t mount your phone above the dashboard

Senators want Anti-Distracted Driving Act on hold

May 22, 2017 - 4:05 PM

They have made matters complicated when it is basically just about banning the use of cellphones while driving says Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito referring to the implementing rules

NO DISTRACTIONS. Distracted driving is finally prohibited under Republic Act No. 10913 starting May 18.

Motorists told to remove rosaries, toys on dashboards by May 26

May 22, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Drinking coffee eating or putting on makeup while on the road are also prohibited acts classified under reckless driving says LTFRB member Aileen Lizada

CLEAR DASHBOARDS. Motorists of private and public vehicles are advised to clear their dashboards of unauthorized accessories. File photo by Rappler

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May 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM

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LTO to motorcycle drivers: 'You can't use phones on the road'

May 20, 2017 - 2:25 PM

The Land Transportation Office reminds motorcycle riders that they cannot use their phones even for navigation under the Anti Distracted Driving Act

NO PHONES. According to LTO Law Enforcement Service Director Francis Ray Almora, motorcycle drivers are prohibited from using their phones while on the road, even for navigation.

Rappler Talk: What is the Anti-Distracted Driving Act?

May 20, 2017 - 10:43 AM

According to a 2015 National Statistics Office report using cellular phones while driving has been one of the top causes of road crash incidents

Grab, Uber remind drivers to comply with Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 19, 2017 - 8:09 PM

Drivers under Transport Network Vehicle Service companies rely heavily on navigational apps like Waze and Google Maps

NO DISTRACTIONS. Distracted driving is finally prohibited under Republic Act No. 10913 starting May 18.

What you need to know about the Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 19, 2017 - 7:11 PM

UPDATED Republic Act No 10913 or the Anti Distracted Driving Act defines distracted driving as using telecommunications or entertainment devices while in motion or temporarily stopped at a red traffic light

NO DISTRACTIONS. Distracted driving is finally prohibited under Republic Act No. 10913 starting May 18.

Using cellphones while driving prohibited starting May 18

May 17, 2017 - 1:25 PM

Under the Anti Distracted Driving Act violators will face fines ranging from P5 000 to P20 000