1,295 complete seminar on Road Traffic Safety
TACLOBAN CITY — One thousand two hundred fifty nine Public Utility Jeepneys (PUJs) and Motor Cab for Hire (MCH) drivers of this City completed the Road Traffic Safety Seminar conducted by the Traffic Operations, Management, Enforcement and Control Office TOMECO recently
According to TOMECO Public Information Officer Isabelo Lagutan, the half-day seminar was conducted by TOMECO and the Land Transportation Office personnel for one week at the TOMECO Office located at the New Bus Terminal from July 15 to July 19.
A requirement of City Ordinance 2000-01 or the Comprehensive Traffic Management Code of Tacloban City, the seminar was divided into morning and afternoon sessions. Morning sessions were attended by MCH drivers, while afternoon sessions were for PUJ drivers.
Discussed during the seminar were Road Courtesy and Discipline, a Basic Refresher of Traffic Rules and Regulations, Proper Attire and Road Injury Prevention.
The briefing on road injury prevention was included as a commitment of the City Government to the Decade of Action for Road Safety Campaign spearheaded by the Global Forum on Road Safety and the Department of Health (DOH). Last year, the DOH has designated Tacloban City as a pilot area of the program for Region 8 and designated TOMECO Chief Salvador “Buddy” Estudillo as focal person.