Kalinga students learn more about road safety

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga (PIA) — With the high incidence of  vehicular accidents in the province, students of Kalinga State University(KSU) took the initiative to increase awareness among the youth on the importance of road safety and responsible driving behavior.

They marked the Road Safety Week celebration with the theme, “ Let’s talk about it”  with  an orientation on Road Safety and Basic Life Support on November 23, 2023.

Zin Xiyi O. Gup-ay,  KSU Supreme Student Council (SSC) president who coordinated  the event, said the orientation was imperative since many  students of KSU drive their motorcycles or vehicles and most are pedestrians.

Land Transportation Office Provincial Head Jennilyn C. Angog discussed Road Safety Rules, Safe Driving Tips and provisions of Republic Act 10054 or  the Mandatory  Use of  Protective Motorcycle Helmet while Driving.

Angog stressed on strict adherence to traffic warnings and signs and other LTO regulations. She also reminded drivers to observe basic road safety rules on pedestrian lanes, speed limits and roundabout points.

P/MSgt Harvin Baguioyon from the Police Traffic Action Officer presented Road Safety Protocols and Road Dynamics. He emphasized on defensive driving ethics as important rule while driving.

Part of the orientation was  Basic Life Support and First Aid Response by Raffy Liwan from the Philippine Red Cross – Kalinga Chapter.

The immediate response procedure is crucial in cases of emergency before the patient is brought to a treatment center, Liwan explained.

KSU President Eduardo T. Bagtang  said  this SSC project  is a contribution of the university in reducing the high rate of road mishaps in the city, mostly involving minor drivers.

The Road Safety Week is observed nationwide from Nov. 19-25 to raise awareness about road safety issues to prevent accidents, injuries, and fatalities on the road.(JDP/LL-PIA CAR, Kalinga)

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