The Chit Estella Road Safety Page

VERA Files trustee and journalism professor Lourdes Chit Estella-Simbulan, a journalist of three decades, was known to the public by her byline Chit Estella. She was killed on the evening of May 13, 2011 when a Universal Guiding Star bus rammed the taxi she was in near the Ayala Technohub on Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City. This page provides deeper analysis of the causes and impacts of road crashes -- a leading cause of death worldwide. This project is produced under the Bloomberg Initiative Global Road Safety Media Fellowship implemented by the World Health Organization, Department of Transportation and VERA Files.


Education, not humiliation, for drunk drivers

RC Rodriguez, 28, is one lucky guy.

So many drunk drivers, so few breathalyzers

One day in December 2015, Dr. Carol Araullo was…

Penalizing Distracted Driving

Tinkering with your cellphone while driving is now…

Solving the transport crisis: Drivers, drugs and Duterte

WITH President Rodrigo Duterte about to deliver…

Road Safety Series No. 2: Tricycle on main roads are unsafe at any speed

Ralph Liay is a professional tricycle driver. He…

LTFRB: Safety top priority for children going to school

EXACTLY a month since the opening of classes,…