LTO told to educate TODA on road safety

June 25, 2024 Jun I. Legaspi 133 views

LAND Transportation Office (LTO) Chief Assistant Secretary Atty. Vigor D. Mendoza II ordered all Regional Directors and District Office heads to intensify the road safety seminars for all drivers of tricycles being used in public transportation.

Assec Mendoza issued the directive following the launching of TODA (Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association) Learning Centers in various parts of the country which intended to educate TODA members on road safety, in line with the advocacy of Transportation Secretary Jaime J. Bautista to ensure safety of all road users.

The establishment of TODA Learning Centers is aimed at educating the members about their rights and obligations on the road.

He also urged LTO Regional Directors, District Office heads and Extension and Satellite Office heads to initiate road safety seminars for all tricycle drivers in their respective areas.

According to the United Nations, around 1.3 million people die every year due to road accidents, 58 percent of which happen in the Asia-Pacific region. In the Philippines, an average of 32 people die every day as a result of road accidents.

Secretary Bautista has been pushing for the reduction of road accidents in the Philippines under the Philippine Road Safety Action Plan which was presented during the Asia Pacific Road Safety Observatory 2023 Annual Meeting.