Reminding readers about road safety

CHEERS TO the Philippine Daily Inquirer for reminding its readers about the importance of road safety a year after a bus crash in Bontoc, Mountain Province that killed 15 people.

“A year has passed since a GV Florida bus crashed in Bontoc, Mountain Province, but for the families of the 15 passengers who died in the accident, as well as the survivors, their search for justice is still a long and arduous journey ahead,” began its March 3 article “A year after bus crash, a crusade for road safety”.

“The tragedy has since become (such) a rallying point for road safety that the victims, their families, and advocates (are) push(ing) for reforms in the public transport industry.”

The paper reported the “Para! Sa Pilipinas” road-safety project, launched last Feb. 7, the first anniversary of the bus crash. The campaign, which used the lessons from the investigation on the Bontoc bus incident, hopes to empower passengers by holding operators and government agencies accountable for affordable, comfortable, dependable, environment-friendly, and safe public transportation.