BAGUIO CITY – City officials recently urged all motorcycle riders in the city to always observe road courtesy at all times to prevent the occurrence of untoward incidents that pose a serious threat to life and limb.
Under Resolution No. 737, series of 2023, local legislators stated that there is a need to constantly remind motorcycle riders of the road courtesies to not cause riders any trouble when travelling along the roads in the different parts of the city.
The council also earnestly requested the Cordillera office of the Department of Transportation to conduct regular seminars and trainings on road courtesy for motorcycle riders.
During the Senior Citizens Official for A Day (SCOFAD) session held on October 9, 2023, the SCOFAD Council adopted the proposal of SCOFAD Councilor Nilda Nelly H. Salcedo that urged all motorcycle riders in the city to observe utmost road courtesy at all times and earnestly requesting the DOTR-CAR to conduct regular seminars and trainings on road courtesy for motorcycle riders.
The council noted that the State affirms that the maintenance of peace and order, the protection of life, liberty and property and the promotion of the general welfare are essential for the enjoyment by all the people of the blessings of democracy.
The body claimed that Baguio, being branded as a Character City, ensures that every individual in the community adopts and embodies a character-based approach towards other people and is expected to be exemplars of good character.
According to the council, as a highly urbanized city, transportation serves as a primary tool in the accessibility of social services and connectivity of people, thus, to serve its purpose, people use other mechanisms and means so as not to delay transactions, one of which is the use of motorcycles.
Copies of the approved resolution will be transmitted to the concerned offices for their information, guidance, ready reference and further needed action. By Dexter A. See