2-day road safety summit ends with success PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 October 2012 15:11

The two-day Inter-Agency Law Enforcement and Road Safety Summit initiated by the Land Transportation Office culminated yesterday at the Garden Orchid Hotel.
LTO Assistant Secretary Virginia P. Torres urged the participants to take care of themselves when driving motorvehicles by always considering safety on the road.

“Together let’s do good for ourselves and do beautiful things for the people and our country.” Torres said in her message.

During a workshop, participants suggested that all roadsigns and signages in the different highways in the region must be in local dialect (or tagalog ) because not all people understand English.

They said all local government units in the region and all stakeholders must do something for road safety of their constituents.

During the presentation of data on road accidents worldwide, the  Philippine National Police reported that  sfrom 2000 to 2009, 1,066 people died or killed in road accidents because the drivers were using cellphones  while driving.

LTO-9 Director Aminola .Abaton urged the people not to use cellphone while driving because it can cost their lives.

“ Drivers should not use cellphone while driving motorvehicles and drive with due diligence of a good father of the family so that it will not cause accident to them and other people,” Abaton said. — Allen Abastillas