CARMONA, Cavite -- Some 250 public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers and operators from Carmona, Silang and GMA (CarSigma) towns attended the Drivers Academy Program of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) at the Carmona town plaza last Saturday.
LTFRB facilitator Col. Renwick Rutaquio, Calabarzon director, elaborated that basic road safety, driving courtesy and traffic rules and regulations are the primary concern of the one-day seminar of the LTFRB to avoid road crashes and unbridled traffic violations.
Road crashes and unbridled traffic violations were the primordial concern of the board when the Drivers Academy Program was formulated and introduced through Memorandum Circular No. 2017-013. Studies generally attribute road crashes to driver’s lack of theoretical knowledge and professional trainings.
LTFRB said the seminar comprised of five modules, namely policies, road safety, anger management and road rage incident, traffic sings and road pavements and proper grooming.
Drivers Academy Program was brought to CarSiGMA through the coordination of Congressman Roy M. Loyola of the 5th District of Cavite with the LTFRB regional office; Mayors Dahlia A. Loyola of Carmona) and Walter Echevarria of GMA, Board Member Ivy Reyes and former GMA Vice Mayor Percy Cabuhat.
“Maganda pong malaman o ma-refresh ang mga butihin nating mga tsuper ang mga regulation ng LTFRB upang maging maingat ang bawat isa sa kanila,” Cong. Loyola said.
“Sana po ay makatulong ito sa kanila at maliwanagan at ibayong pag-iingat sa bawa’t biyahe nila sa mga mana-nakay,” Loyola added.