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Alcohol discontent

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‘IF YOU’RE going to drive, don’t drink.  If you’re going to drink, don’t drive.’ File photo

The approval last May of Republic Act No. 10586, aka “An Act Penalizing Persons Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Dangerous Drugs and Similar Substances,” was hardly noticed by the general public. Private car owners and operators of public utility vehicles and commercial vehicles did not comment or react, most likely because they were unaware of the heavy penalties imposed by the new law and the potential for its abuse by unscrupulous deputized law enforcers.

Posted: July 30th, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

An open letter to students with a new car

ILLUSTRATION BY ALBERT RODRIGUEZ

School has just started and you kids are out with your new rides. From this day until about August, you will be showing off your wheels acquired after extensive groveling the past school year.

Posted: June 12th, 2013 in Motoring | Read More »

Seating pretty

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Diagram courtesy of BMW M

Most Filipino drivers are taught by their dads, uncles, brothers, manong (the family driver) who were also taught by their dads, uncles, brothers and their manong. Unlike in developed countries where driver education is part of the school curriculum and have stringent standards, Filipinos depend on the information passed on from generation to generation by auto maintenance urban myths, driving styles and bad habits.

Posted: May 21st, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Wanted: a real car for women

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CONCEPT car by Gav Quintos

It’s International Women’s Month ladies so I’m focusing on topics that make motoring more chic for our pleasure.

Posted: March 6th, 2013 in Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

STAR operator strictly enforces speed limit rule

Speedsters driving on the 42-kilometer Southern Tagalog arterial road (STAR) expressway from Sto. Tomas to Batangas City, better not get too carried away.

Posted: March 6th, 2013 in Motoring | Read More »

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