TABUK CITY, Kalinga – In today’s press forum organized by the City Information Office, the Tabuk City Police Station (TCPS) said that most vehicular traffic accidents involve motorcycles.
PLTCOL Radino Belly, on his report on traffic enforcement and apprehensions on traffic violations, mentioned that for January to February 2021, a total 59 percent of road crashes recorded in the city involved single motorcycles.
The figure, he said, is 4 percent higher compared to the same months of 2020. Belly further said that other VTAs included private cars at 33 percent and public utility vehicles at 8 percent of the total numbers.
The police officer also reported that road accidents in January to February 2021 resulted to one (1) fatality, six (6) cases of physical injuries and 1 damage to property. Belly also said that 87% of the accidents were mainly due to human error and the rest due to road conditions.
Apart from discipline and obedience to road safety protocols, Belly also pointed out the importance of awareness of road safety explaining that by providing motorists with proper road safety education, they will be driving safer and will be more aware of the dangers caused by road accidents.
In addition, City Mayor Darwin Estrañero warned parents about letting their minor children drive motorcycles or any vehicles for that matter. He said, it is the parents’ responsibility to look after the welfare of their children and it is equally their responsibility to be answerable criminally and civilly in cases where their minor children get involved in VTAs while driving motorcycles without a valid license and for violations of traffic rules and regulations. By Darwin S. Serion