June 19, 2024

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HPG4A conducts executive motorcycle riding course to reduce road crash incidents

REGIONAL Highway Patrol Unit 4A, conducted an Executive Motorcycle Riding Course for motorcycle enthusiasts to reduce road crash incidents with participants  from all walks of life.

RHPU 4A has recorded 20,882 road crash incidents from January to December 2023.

PCol Rommel Estolano , Regional Chief of RHPU 4A said of the total incidents Cavite recorded 7,969, Batangas 4,857, Rizal 3,608, Quezon 2,600, and Laguna 1,848 road crashes. He said the average monthly road crash incident is 1,740. Motorcycles are the highest number, followed by four-wheeled and six-wheeled motor vehicles with 673 deaths through Reckless Imprudence results in Homicide, 6072 RIR In Physical Injuries and 14,137 RIR in damage to Properties. Having an increase of 806 incidents as compared to 2022 data.

For the calendar year 2022, CALABARZON recorded a total of 20,076 road crashes with 664 deaths through RIR in Homicide, 5495 RIR Physical Injuries and 13,193 in damage to properties.

Human error is the contributing factor to the majority of Road Crash Incidents in the region. It includes actions resulting from the driver’s negligence, distraction, or physical challenges, such as loss of control, drunk driving, overtaking, turning, texting while driving, and speeding.

Reckless driving accounts for eight to nine in every 10 accidents in CALABARZON. HPG CALABARZON believe, the lack of driver’s training contributes to human error. Thus, HPG Headquarters gradually resolve this problem through continuous conduct of Executive Motorcycle Riding Course and Safety Motorcycle Riding Course in the entire Nation. For the period, HPG CALABARZON handled trainees at Ibaan, Batangas with 112 participants.

There will be a series of Executive Motorcycle Riding Course simultaneously conducted nationwide. Road safety is the responsibility of everybody which involved community and various stakeholders.

This activity of RHPU 4A shows a testament to the unit’s commitment being the “Guardian of the Highways” through the leadership of PBGEN ALAN M NAZARRO, Director of the Highway Patrol Group, in line with the thrust of the CPNP strategy of implementing Road Safety  in order  to prevent road crash and road rage incident.