Amid a rising number of motorcycle accidents in the town, members of the Don Salvador Benedicto Sanggunian Bayan are seeking a dialogue to figure out solutions to the situation. According to Resolution 2020-88, which passed last Wednesday, a meeting between the Land Transportation Office, Highway Patrol Group, and leaders of local motorcycle clubs will be held.
Local data found there have been a total of 20 motorcycle accidents, resulting in five deaths and 55 injuries. In addition, most of the accidents involved motorcyclists from outside the town who were in the area for a weekend or holiday ride, and primarily caused by speeding or non-observance of traffic signals.
“In order to the usual happening and in order to save the lives not only of the motorcycle riders but especially those of the excursionists [and] sightseers, who are just enjoying the picturesque landscape and ambience of Don Salvador Benedicto, a dialogue between the motorcycle clubs and local officials and government authorities seems a necessity,” the resolution, which was penned by Municipal Councilor James Dino, stated./DGB, WDJ