Da Pinoy and Road Manners

I recently got into a Facebook group comments section with the topic of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) regarding aftermarket lights, exhausts, horns, etc. It started with one complaint of a person who got traffic citations for his aftermarket blue corner lights and aftermarket exhaust on his scooter. He was basically saying that the LTO […]

Road Courtesy – Pinoys do not get it

Christmas season is well under way. Malls are jam-packed, traffic jam….etc. It seems that the Pinoy nowadays has lots of disposable income. Whoever said that the Philippines is in poverty now? Makes you want to believe the guy in yellow shirt with the yellow ribbon on his collar? Inside malls and shopping centers, usually at […]

Of small cars and small-mindedness

Good news, there is now the ASEAN version of NCAP (New Car Assessment Program). It is an automobile safety rating program jointly established by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) and Global New Car Assessment Program (Global NCAP). Basically, it is some group of people who will tell us how safe our motor […]

Mitsubishi Montero mystery: The Case of the Sudden Unintended Acceleration (SUA)

First off, the definition of sudden unintended acceleration (SUA), from Wikipedia – is the unintended, unexpected, uncontrolled acceleration of a vehicle, often accompanied by an apparent loss of braking effectiveness. Such problems may be caused by driver error (e.g., pedal misapplication), mechanical or electrical problems, or some combination of these factors. Personally, I feel bad about […]