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  1. Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Sorry,- I grossly misinterpreted.
    I thought it was an emergency situation...

    Thanks for the clarification.

  2. Join Date
    Oct 2002
    You'll survive a missed phone call; you might not survive a collision!

    To avoid collisions arising from the use of cell phones:

    - Turn the phone off before you start driving. Let callers leave a message.

    - If there are passengers in the vehicle, let one of them take or make the call. If you're expecting an important call, let someone else drive.

    - If you have to make or receive a call, look for a safe opportunity to pull over and park.

    If for some reason you have no alternative but to use a cellular phone while driving, here are some tips:

    - Use only a speakerphone or a hands-free phone. Make sure you put on the hands-free accessories before you start driving. But be aware: hands-free is not risk-free.

    - If you must use a hand-held phone, place it where it will be readily accessible. Trying to retrieve a phone from a briefcase, handbag or pocket can be especially dangerous.

    - Don't answer the phone until you have checked that it is safe to do so.

    - Use speed dial options. If you know you will need to call an unprogrammed number, dial the number before starting off and send the call at your convenience.

    - Driving and talking on a phone at the same time is difficult. Don't make it worse by trying to read or take notes. Do pull over and stop.

    - Keep calls short and factual. Emotional or thought-provoking conversations are distracting. Recent research suggests that decisions made while driving and talking on a cell phone are not always good decisions.

    - It's good etiquette to ask a caller to hold until you can park, or to say you'll return the call as soon as it's safe to do so.

    - Stay in the right-hand lane, where driving may be less demanding.

    - When reporting an emergency situation from a cell phone, pull over and ensure you are not in the flow of traffic. If you must keep driving, remember your primary concern is to avoid causing another emergency.

    Keep your hands on the wheel, your eyes on the road and your mind on the driving.

    who's guilty?
    Last edited by baiskee; October 6th, 2006 at 09:49 AM.

  3. Join Date
    Oct 2002
    please fellow tsikoteers... practice phone ethics while on the road. thank you. ;)

  4. Join Date
    Oct 2004
    And to eating and to playing loud music that even the deaf would believe a miracle just happened and to putting on make up and to BJ on the road.......

    Last edited by GasJunkie; October 6th, 2006 at 10:32 AM.

  5. Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Quote Originally Posted by theveed View Post
    Even worse are people who refuse to wear seatbelts just because "magugusot suot ko."
    dahilan naman ng dad ko is "nasasakal ako eh".

    sarap din siya sakalin pag sinasabi niya yan. buti sana if his head is hard enough to protect him once his head hits anything hard inside the car, eh hindi naman. given the way that he drives pa, he ABSOLUTELY needs a seatbelt.

    sa subic lang siya voluntarily magsusuot ng seatbelt. gahhhhhhh.

    i nominate my dad sa "you can't teach old dogs new tricks" category.

  6. Join Date
    Aug 2004
    OT: haha.. ganyan din ako dati, pasaway.. tas' pag naobliga magsuot, nasa ilalim ng kili-kili nakalagay at di sa shoulder.. pero since i witnessed an accident a few years ago, i started wearing one and wear it properly..

    sumobra naman yata ngayon, kasi pag-start ko pa lang ng engine suot agad seatbelt kahit sa kabilang block lang punta. and i never roll hanggat di naka-seatbelt lahat ng sakay ko..

    back to topic: always have a first-aid kit sa vehicle... you'll never know when you need one..

  7. Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Some things na kinaugalian ng Pinoy that should be changed.

    Idling for long periods of time in parking lots like SM Megamall can be dangerous because of CO inhalation & poisoning.

    When working on the cars, patayin naman sana yung sigarilyo. You never know if a spark would develope or an explosion occur because of that.

    Fixing a flat in the middle of the road is just as dangerous for the ill-fated driver and for others who might not see the vehicle/driver on time.

    The road conditions are much worse for the tires, suspension and chassis components of one's vehicle so one needs to have them checked on a regular basis to avoid breakdowns. This is especially true for those who love to go out of town and use the N/SLEX.

    Since there is no speed limit in and around the Metropolis, it is advised to go with the flow. However, if somebody wants to pass you please have courtesy to yield if there is space to move into. Actually in essence, try to yield when you can. This prevents init ng ulo, allows one to increase his margin for error, and provides smoother driving (kaysa sa gitgitan).

    Buckle up and ask your rear seating passengers to buckle up too. This is especially true for higher vehicles like vans and SUVs because of the higher possibility of roll-over.

    Try to have emergency items readily available. First aid kits, emergency tools, filters, spare items like bulbs, etc that would keep you safe and out of harm's way is much better than having none at all. Keep a good phone charger too, your battery well-charged, alternator properly working and belts checked frequently to avoid stalled a stalled vehicle with no means to contact relatives/friends. Loose change also helps when you need to have somebody assist you should the situation call for it.

    Situational awareness is key to avoiding accidents. When drowsy, sleepy, exhausted or on medication, avoid driving. This info should be in your manuals too. Have somebody else drive for you, or if not, then try to get some rest before driving.

    Do not always assert your right of way. The welfare of others comes first.

  8. Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Quote Originally Posted by raikonen View Post
    back to topic: always have a first-aid kit sa vehicle... you'll never know when you need one..
    wala pa kong first aid kit.

    how about fire extinguishers? meron ba kayo sa rides nyo? di ba dapat din i-refill to in a certain period of time?

  9. Join Date
    Dec 2004
    our car has a first aid kit, a fire extinguisher, a portable air compressor, jumper cables, gloves and a reflectorized vest.

    OT: a relative of mine performed CPR to a fellow passenger who passed out in an airport. they called for a doctor among the passengers....he responded to the doctor nga siya...pero dentista. nagkamalay yung tao, but suffered a very sore chest.

  10. Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Re: fire extinguishers

    You can buy a fire extinguisher with a guage or test button so you'll know if it still has charge. First Alert has a fire extinguisher with a test button. If button does not pop up, then its not holding pressure. Also has a very sturdy mount so the extinguisher will not fly and hurt you in case of a violent crash.

    Other stuff:
    -First aid kit (yung may quick reference instructions para kahit sino pwede gumamit)
    -Life Hammer (they're back in stock sa SM City Hardware Php229.75/ea.)

    -Tow Strap with D-shackles (available in off-road shops. Yung sa akin padala ng fellow Tsikoteer)
    -Jumper cables
    -Safety goggles
    -Hard hat with reflector
    -Hand held halogen lamp
    -Battery operated flashlight
    -Socket-powered flashlight
    -Battery-free flashlight
    -Tie-down straps
    -Leather gloves
    -Surgical gloves (para hindi madumihan kamay when changing tires)
    Last edited by OTEP; October 6th, 2006 at 05:42 PM.
    Need an Ambulance? We sell Zic Brand Oils and Lubricants. Please PM me.

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