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.


Inconsistencies in implementing the Motorcycle Helmet Law

In Central Luzon, 70% of riders don't wear…

6 years since Ma’am Chit’s death: still no justice, road crashes continue to rise

This year is no different in her family’s search…

DOTr highlights ‘radical’ transport modernization during UN Road Safety celebration

A “very radical transport modernization program”…

Mandatory car seats for kids in privately owned vehicles proposed

"If you can buy a car, then you can buy a child…

DOTr moves to rid roads of old, dilapidated vehicles

No more outdated and potentially harmful public…

Small cars: Cheaper but at what cost?

Inconsistent vehicle-safety standards in the…