Road Safety Month

Road Safety Month of every May of the year has been declared under the Proclamation No. 115-A. It aims to promote road safety and raise awareness on the health impact and economic costs involved, as well as responsible road use. It also highlights the devastation of road death and injury and encourages people to take action to prevent suffering that result from crashes and casualties.

The said campaign aims to impart knowledge on road safety, especially on the dangers of standing in vehicle blind spots and jaywalking. It is important to check blind spots, especially when looking out for young children. The most common areas that drivers miss out are the immediate front of the cabin and the rear of the vehicle.
It is also important to focus on safe driving habits like wearing seat belts and the keeping of speed limits. It is vital that drivers adopt safe driving habits as one moment of carelessness could end in tragedy.

The Philippine Road Safety Action Plan (PRSAP) 2011-2020’s goal is to reduce the traffic accident rate by 50% in 2020. Its overall objective is to save 600,000 lives and to prevent a commensurate number of serious injuries on the roads of Asia and the Pacific over the period of 2007 to 2015.

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Infographics designed by Lianne Erica Soro
Research by MRF Bonalos

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