Monday, January 22, 2018

QC Councilor Ludovica says basic road safety education a must for K-to-12

The Quezon City Council has approved a resolution supporting the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 1231, which seeks the inclusion of basic road safety and driver’s education in the Enhanced Basic Education Curriculum or the K-to-12 program.

A copy of the approved resolution has already been furnished by the QC Council to the Office of Senator Grace Poe, the principal author of SB 1231.

City Resolution 6984-2017, principally authored by Councilor Ranulfo Ludovica, described the measure as laudable and timely, considering that road accidents ranks as one of the leading causes of mortality in the country.

“What is important is to instill good road safety habits and driver’s discipline to young people in order for them to learn how to prevent road accidents in the future,” Ludovica said.

SB 1231 or the proposed Road Safety and Comprehensive Driver’s Education Act bats for the mandatory integration of basic road safety and comprehensive driver’s education in the Enhanced Basic Education Curriculum to effectively reduce road casualties and stop road accidents in the country.

Once enacted into law, the Department of Education (DepEd), the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Department of Transportation (DoTR), Land Transportation Office (LTO), Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) would be mandated to formulate a basic road safety and comprehensive driver’s education course in the senior high school curriculum.

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