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.


Unseen killer downs hundreds of road users daily

Commuters, pedestrians,and traffic enforcers face…

Driving fatigue can lead to deadly road crashes

Taxi drivers on 24-hour duty constantly experience…

Crashes involving motorcycles on the rise

The number of road crashes involving motorcycles…

Modernization or Phaseout?

Transport groups call it a phaseout, not…

After the crash: 'My wife's life was worth just P200,000'

A measly sum of money that cannot compensate for…

COMMENTARY: Distractedly yours

Experts need to explain the intricacies of the new…