Driving towards safer road
Driving accident cases including but not limited to vehicle collisions, crashing accidents, inadvertent clashes, vehicle fire breakout cases, vehicle operation mishaps, etc. which have significantly led to fatal injuries and death tolls.
These cases are considered to be not only a local problem but also a global life threat. Millions over millions of people are dying all over the world due to road safety violations- a significant concern that is both predictable and preventable as cited also by World Health Organization (WHO).
In the Philippines, we have recorded more than ten thousands of road safety accidents due to poor driving behaviors of our vehicle drivers.
Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) have also identified that approximately 70% of these transport incidents are associated with motorcyclerelated fatalities.
Few months ago, series of road accidents were reported in the locality of Palawan. This staggering outgrowth of accident cases with worrying figures of lethal injuries and deaths is becoming more upsetting and demands for an immediate legislation of proactive policies and programs.
Despite of the introduced advance technology to further enhance the safety features of all vehicles, the rampant road safety mishaps are still not declining and even becoming more nerve-wracking.
The bottom line that resides here is that most of these cases are due to the unwanted yield of human error and non-professionalism of most of our drivers.
Safe Driving is a responsibility not only intended for drivers and passengers but it is a mandatory discipline for everyone.
Everyone should have a full comprehension of the safe driving principles in order to abate the unremitting progression of these unsolicited cases.
It is also the best auspicious time for our local government to provide necessary legislative directives in promoting for the continual mitigation of various road accidents. Local agencies or bureaus who are directly involve on the enforcement of road and traffic safety shall also integrate the Defensive Driving Competency Program on their existing policies and be considered as one of the recommended requisites during licensing certification.
Several awareness campaigns shall also be developed in order to heighten the level of safety consciousness of all individuals especially all drivers and passengers.
Strict enforcement of our existing enacted policies with regards to safe driving should also be sustained and be further strengthened if we really want to aim for zero or alleviated casualties on transport sector.