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New law requires seat belts for children in all motor vehicles

Mar 13, 2019 - 4:58 PM

The new law penalizes a driver transporting children without a 'child restraint system' in the vehicle, and bars kids below a certain height to take the front seat of a car

House won’t abolish graft-ridden Road Board, says Andaya

Dec 18, 2018 - 3:22 PM

Senators are urging President Rodrigo Duterte to sign into law the bill that would scrap the graft-ridden agency that oversees the funds from the road users' tax

NO ABOLITION. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr says the plenary already withdraw its support to the bill abolishing the Road Board. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Converting LTO extension offices into regular ones will shorten lines – Poe

May 22, 2018 - 8:00 PM

6 bills converting LTO extension offices into regular offices are approved on second reading on Tuesday, May 22

PUBLIC SERVICES. Senator Grace Poe holds a hearing about public services, the committee she chairs, on February 20, 2018. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Singapore to freeze number of cars on its roads

Oct 24, 2017 - 2:20 PM

The growth cap for all passenger cars and motorcycles will be cut from 0.25% a year to zero with effect from February, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) says

ON THE HIGHWAY. This photograph taken on May 31, 2016 shows motorists enter the central business district during morning peak period in Singapore. Roslan Rahman/AFP

Your questions about child car seats answered

Oct 04, 2017 - 8:43 PM

Road safety advocates answer concerns on the effectiveness of mandating a child car seat system

CAR SEAT. A child car seat system aims to protect the child by reducing the impact during a crash. Photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

House panel approves bill requiring car seats for kids

Sep 19, 2017 - 3:58 PM

Under the proposed measure, owners of private vehicles should secure children in a child restraint system while in transit on any road, street, or highway

Senate vows to speed up bill abolishing 'corrupt, arrogant' Road Board

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Officials of the Road Board skip a budget hearing at the Senate, angering senators who now say they will fast-track the measure that seeks to abolish the board

Uber puts brakes on self-driving cars in California

Dec 22, 2016 - 6:14 PM

California state officials revoke registrations for Uber s self driving cars

UBER. Uber signage in front of their headquarters in San Francisco, California, USA, 14 November 2014. File Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

After passports and licenses, longer validity eyed for car registration

Jul 27, 2016 - 9:57 AM

Instead of mandating the yearly registration of private vehicles in the country Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto says this can be done every two years instead

NO LINES, NO RED TAPE. Recto says longer validity dates might reduce the number of people going on a "pilgrimage" to the LTO annually. File photo from LTO

Google takes some blame in self-driving car bang-up

Mar 01, 2016 - 9:26 PM

A Lexus car converted into an autonomous vehicle by the Internet company gets into a low speed collision with a transit bus on February 14 This is the first time Google laid some of the responsibility for a crash on the software brains

FENDER BENDER. A self-driving car traverses a parking lot at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California on January 8, 2015. Photo by Noah Berger / AFP

New restrictions in Tehran after 18th day of bad air

Dec 30, 2015 - 8:38 PM

Due to severe air pollution outdoor sports have been banned and all primary schools and nurseries closed in the Iranian capital

BAD AIR. An Iranian woman wears a face mask at a bus stop in Tehran as pollution engulfs the city on December 30, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE

LTO requests P2B budget, vows faster issuance of plates, licenses

Aug 17, 2015 - 3:18 PM

But Senator Ralph Recto points out that the LTO promised the same performance targets for 2015 and apparently failed to meet them

GOALS FOR 2016. Senator Ralph Recto wants the LTO to explain how it intends to accomplish its performance targets for 2016. File photo from LTO

NEDA Board approves IT PPP project

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:59 AM

UPDATED The P1 16 billion public private partnership deal will computerize the Philippine Statistics Authority’s civil registry operations and make this available nationwide

FIRST IT. This is the first information technology project under the Philippines' public-private partnership thrust. Image from Shutterstock

Recto: Use road user's tax to prevent vehicular accidents

Jun 29, 2015 - 6:49 PM

Senator Ralph Recto cites data that there were 90 258 accidents last year in Metro Manila alone

ROAD SAFETY NEEDED. Senator Ralph Recto says funds from the road user's tax should benefit motorists by ensuring their safety. File photo

Recto: Extend validity of car registration, driver’s license

Jun 27, 2015 - 8:52 PM

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto says this would be the best anti red tape app

NO LINES, NO RED TAPE. Recto says longer validity dates might reduce the number of people going on a "pilgrimage" to the LTO annually. File photo from LTO

MMDA opposes LTO's 'No Registration, No Travel' rule

Apr 01, 2015 - 1:10 PM

MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino says drivers of new vehicles are not at fault if their dealers have not yet turned over the new license plates from LTO

No registration, no travel policy starts April 1 - DOTC

Mar 25, 2015 - 7:37 PM

The DOTC reminds motor vehicle owners to have their vehicles registered before April 1 or else face penalties

California issues driver licenses for undocumented immigrants

Jan 03, 2015 - 8:13 AM

Thanks to a 2013 law approved by Governor Jerry Brown anyone who can show they are California residents can now apply for a license regardless of immigration status

Don't be a smoke belcher! Free car emission test on Nov 17

Nov 14, 2014 - 6:02 PM

November 17 will be launched as National Check Your Car Day as part of Clean Air Month this November

Palace: Crackdown on lax operators, reckless drivers

Dec 17, 2013 - 5:40 PM

Government will not give permits and licenses to bus operators and drivers who do not comply with health and safety standards

CARNAGE. Rescue workers extract the bodies of still unidentified persons from the wrecked bus. Photo by EPA/Francis Malasig

Fourth try for 'Lemon Law'

Aug 31, 2013 - 7:23 PM

The bill seeks to protect the right of consumers against deceptive unfair and unfriendly sales and trade practices

PH vehicle production down 4.2% in H1

Aug 05, 2013 - 8:37 PM

But production of motorcycles and scooters jumps by double digits

STRONG DEMAND. Vehicle assemblers say they book higher sales in Jan-May amid the country's strong economic growth. AFP Photo

P3.85-B license plates contract delayed anew

Apr 23, 2013 - 6:57 PM

For the 4th time the bidding of the P3 85 billion contract for the production and supply of new plate numbers for motor vehicles and motorcycles is delayed