Motorcycle Development Program Participant Association Inc. (MDPPA) recently conducted the fourth leg of its road safety-seminar, this time for Lourdes School of Mandaluyong third-grade students, to help increase road safety among more Filipino civilians this year.
The association said children are highly vulnerable to the hazards of their road environment. It hopes to mitigate these risks by reaching out to children and educating them through road safety seminars in schools.
MDPPA also appealed to Filipino parents to start educating kids at home about road safety.
“MDPPA’s road-safety seminar has enriched our students’ understanding of road safety and security. By imparting the value of road safety to our students, MDPPA’s initiative will go a long way toward reducing child road-traffic injuries and deaths through children’s improved vigilance and caution,” said Ana Bolinao, Lourdes School of Mandaluyong principal.
MDPPA facilitated similar activities in San Beda Alabang, Muntinlupa City in 2014 and 2016, and in Far Eastern University-Diliman, Quezon City in 2015.
The activity is part of MDPPA’s stronger and bolder road-safety advocacy typified by road-safety seminars for kids and riders and the organization’s ongoing “Helmets Save Lives” campaign.