Angeles shows off the Road Safety Tag given to the participants.

In pursuit of the objectives of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, the Automobile Association Philippines and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) conducted two separate training courses for drivers in May and June 2012, with AAP participating in the LTFRB program together with the
University of the Philippines National Center for Transportation Studies (UP-NCTS) and Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (TMP).

Starting on May 29, the LTFRB held a three-day course for public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers at the Toyota Training Room of the UP-NCTS in Diliman, Quezon City. As in previous LTFRB-organized training courses, aside from road safety the topics covered and discussed included the Land Transportation Code, traffic regulations, vehicle dynamics, road signs, pavement markings, public customer relations, fatigue and stress management, incidents and emergency procedures, basic first aid, and the Filipino driver’s culture, values and ethics. Practical driving tests, quizzes and games were also conducted to evaluate the PUV drivers’ learning curve.

AAP took the opportunity to distribute copies of the information brochure on the Decade of Action for Road Safety plus the Road Safety Pledge for the PUV drivers to read, take and sign. Afterwards, those who took and signed the Pledge were given the Decade of Action for Road Safety tag to remind them of the promises they made in the Pledge.

These educational and road safety promotional materials were also distributed during the training course that AAP conducted for Republic Cement Corporation employees at the company’s Teresa, Rizal headquarters in line with the company’s June Safety Month program There, earlier this month, AAP Vice President Johnny Angeles, who chairs the AAP Road Safety Committee, raised awareness among Republic Cement employees on the life-saving importance of safe road user habits.

The series of three-day training courses for PUV drivers began in 2008 after AAP, UP-NCTS, the LTFRB and TMP signed a memorandum of agreement. On its own, AAP accepts invitations to conduct road safety seminars as one of its advocacies.

VP Johnny Angeles (ninth from left, first row standing above and standing below) with the Republic Cement Corp. employees at Teresa, Rizal.


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