Celestial Meadows

MAKE YOUR MOTORCYCLE RIDING EXPERIENCE MEMORABLE AND SAFE

No doubt that motorcycles are part of the daily lives of commuters in the different regions of the country and Cebu is no less than included.   This mode of transportation gained popularity for various reasons and one of them is the notorious traffic condition in the Philippines, not to mention the competitive pricing among the competing brands and affordable terms from financing houses to easily own one.  Using motorcycle in heavy traffic allows the riders to save on gasoline consumption coupled with the convenience of navigating through heavy traffic areas to arrive in their destination on time.

While motorcycles are regarded as the more practical choice of mode of transportation, it is highly observed that motorcycle-related injuries in Cebu City have also increased. As published in Cebu City news information that cited CCTO‘s Corazon Yrog-irog ‘s statementMotorcycle-related incidents in the first 6 months of 2023 are recorded at 1,588 which accounts for 93% of the 1,705 noted in 2022.   The yet-to-be-published statistics between August and December 2023 when added, is anticipated to surpass the total count of motorcycle riding accidents in 2022 making things more alarming.

We, at Celestial Meadows, values the health and welfare of the motorcycle enthusiasts and we are wishing the riders to always remain safe in their riding adventure.  The company aims to contribute to reducing motorcycle riding accidents if they cannot be zeroed out, by sharing some essential safety tips for motorcycle rides as follows:

1. Wearing of Proper Gear

 

  • Protect your head with certified helmets:  Use DOT certified or ECE approved helmets, only.
  • Protect your body form Injuries:  Wear durable jackets, pants, gloves, and boots fit to motorcycle rides. 
  • Make yourself highly visible:  Wear reflective clothing to increase visibility on the road especially during nighttime.

2. Perform Regular Maintenance

     Tires

  • Properly inflated and with sufficient tread. Recommended front and rear tire pressure is 30 to 36 psi but always refer to the vehicle manual guidelines.
  • Replace worn out tire. Check for crack in the sidewall.

     Check Breaks

Brake fluid

    • If the brake fluid level is below the top mark, top it off with the appropriate fluid.
    • Use either DOT3, DOT4 or DOT5 break fluids.
    • Avoid brake fluid to mixed with water to maintain the performance of the braking system.

Brake Pads

    • The general rule is to replace them when it’s worn down to about 1.5 to 2 millimeters.
    • Buy only quality brake pads.

Brake Lights

    • The brake light should always be working.

3.  Observe Traffic Rules

  • Speed Limits: Follow speed limits sign and adjust speed based on road conditions.
  • Traffic Signs: Always obey traffic signs and signals.
  • Lane Discipline: Keep your lane and avoid swaying through traffic.

4.  Stay alert and be on the Defensive Mode

  • Defensive Riding: Keep a safe distance from other vehicles, focus on the road, and observe another road user.
  • Blind spots: Be aware of blind spots especially when you are riding close to larger vehicles.
  • Road Hazards: Observe Road Hazard signs.

5.  Take pre-cautions in bad weather.

  • Rain: Reduce speed and increase distance from vehicles.  Always assume that wet roads are slippery.
  • Flooding: Stop, park, and wait for the flood to subside.  Riding through floods may cause mechanical issues not to mention the diseases that flood dirt exposure may bring.
  • Visibility: Make yourself visible by using your lights at all times.

6.  Do not ride under the influence

  • Don’t drink and Drive – Never ride under the influence of alcohol.
  • Don’t use or take drugs – This is not only true for prohibited drugs but all prescribed medications that affect your judgment and mobility.

7.  Plan your route:

  • Familiarity: Planning your route before setting off is essential regardless of your familiarity with the road.
  • Avoid High-Risk Area:  Stay clear of areas with heavy traffic and poor road conditions.  Keep yourself updated on area situations like traffic and road repairs.

8.  Communicate with other riders:

  • Group Riding: Communicate ahead when riding in a group before setting off.  Establish and agree on communication patterns like hand signals for stop and turns.
  • Stay Together: Make yourself visible in a group and staggered riding formation for safety.

9.  First Aid and Emergency Preparedness:

  • First Aid Kit: Always carry a first aid kit.
  • Emergency Contacts: Have a pocket-sized and wet-proof list of emergency contacts. Know the locations of nearby hospitals and clinics before riding off.

10.  Stay Informed:

  • Local Laws: Keep yourself updated on city ordinances on traffic regulations.
  • Training: Make sure you are a legitimate license holder, have sufficient training to drive 2 wheels, and have motorcycle driving restrictions.

Following the above tips as a minimum for motorcycle rides will help enhance your riding experience and ensure you a safe journey.  Continue updating yourself on the latest trends in motorcycle riding safety tips to protect yourself and your loved ones.

 

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    Park Hours:  6:00am – 8:00pm (Mon-Sun)

    Head Office:  8:00am – 6:30pm (Mon-Fri)

    15/F 1504 BPI Coporate Tower

    Ayala Business Center, Cebu City

    6000 Philippines

    Business Units (Branch Offices)

    Minglanilla:  9:00am – 6:00pm (Mon-Fri)

    Compostela:  9:00am – 6:00pm (Mon-Fri)

    Toledo:  8:30am – 5:30pm (Mon-Fri)

    Moalboal:  8:30am – 5:30pm (Mon-Fri)

    contact us

    Park Services Inquiries:

    +63 917 799-3310

    +63 931 983-6622

    Sales Inquiries:

    Minglanilla – 

    Compostela – +63 917 626-0567

    Toledo –  +63 917 799-6030

    Moalboal –  +63 945 687-0640

    Credit and Collection:  +63 908 815-4385

    Email Us

    Sales Inquiries:  cmdc.sales@celestialmeadows.com

    HLURB License to Sell Nos.

    Celestial Meadows Minglanilla, Cebu

    LTS No. 04492  Date Issued: Dec. 12, 2001 

    Celestial Meadows Compostela, Cebu

    LTS No. 034483  Date Issued: Jun. 6, 2019 

    Legacy Plains Toledo City, Cebu

    LTS No. 26330  Date Issued: Feb. 14, 2013

    Legacy Plains City of Naga, Cebu

    LTS No. 08917  Date Issued: Feb. 6, 2004

    Divine Mercy Moalboal, Cebu

    LTS No. 034531  Date Issued: Sep. 20, 2019

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