Motorcycle Organization Wants Riders to be Safe this Holiday Season
With the country in the middle of celebrating the holiday festivities, the Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association, Inc. (MDPPA) reiterates the importance of road safety Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association, Inc. (MDPPA) reiterates the importance of road safety and reminds motorcycle riders to take extra precautions on the road. and reminds motorcycle riders to take extra precautions on the road.
To that end, MDPPA Road Safety Committee Vice Chairman Magnus Mateo shared some safety measures for motorcyclists:
- Make sure you are fit to drive. Assess yourself and be sure you are physically, mentally and emotionally fit before driving. Get enough sleep before your trip and stay hydrated during your travel. Wear comfortable clothes and put on visible or reflectorized safety gear, particularly if riding at night. Remember to bring your driver’s license and motorcycle registration and insurance.If you are planning to drink or are already drunk, do not drive.
Drive safely and properly. Keep to the motorcycle lane and respect other motorists and pedestrians. Remember that being on a bike is not an excuse to counter flow. Stay alert to avoid road hazards. Always think about safety--yours and the other people on the road.
These road safety tips are not only applicable this holiday season. Keep them in mind every day to stay safe on the road at all times.
You may call 117 to alert the Philippine National Police (PNP) in case of road mishaps or dial 320 to call the road emergency hotline of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).