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Mayor Bautista tell parents: Don’t let your kids ride overloaded tricycles

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Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista is calling on parents to pay extra attention to the safety of their children by not letting them ride overloaded tricycles.

The mayor likewise reminded parents to follow the Motorcycle Safety for Children Act which prohibits children from riding motorcycles.

“Don’t put the life of your child in peril. The laws are there to safeguard public safety. With or without law enforcers, we should follow the law to the letter as these were enacted for the welfare of the general public,” Mayor Bautista said.

Mayor Bautista has ordered Quezon City’s Department of Public Order and Safety (DPOS) to prioritize the safety of the students when more than two million students in the metropolis begin to flock the streets for the opening of classes on Monday, June 5.

The DPOS has started deploying additional traffic constables in the city’s major thoroughfares such as Quirino Highway, Aurora Boulevard, Commonwealth and Katipunan Avenues.

DPOS constables will also be deployed in schools on Monday.

“May mga naka-deploy na tao at mga naka-assign sa schools. As early as 5am deployed na sa bawat eskwelahan,” according to DPOS Traffic Operations Division assistant head Roselier Arbolado.

The 413-strong DPOS traffic constables will be deployed all over key areas in the city as early as five in the morning and will be on hand until seven in the evening.

The QC Tricycle Regulatory Unit (TRU) will also be inspecting tricycles and will apprehend overloaded tricycles.

Aside from the students who will be flocking the streets on Monday, DPOS is also prepared for any traffic congestions bought by road repairs, maintenance, especially the construction of MRT 7.