Ride share training program to promote safety, courtesy

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    THE second leg of “Ridelihood,” a free training program designed to improve motorcycle taxi riders’ sense of road safety and courtesy was conducted recently by the Legal Engagement Advocating Development and Reform, Inc. (LEADER, Inc.) at the LTO Central Office compound in Quezon City.

    It featured short but relevant lectures on road safety practices, legal rights and obligations, occupational health aspects on how to counter or mitigate the dangers and risks of being a motorcycle rider, refresher course on basic road rules and regulations, road signs and road courtesy. Practical exercises were also conducted at the LTO facilities at its NCR East office.

    “Ridelihood is a response to the steady growth of the motorcycle taxi and courier industry in the Philippines, and a recognition of the necessity to support and protect our countrymen who are trying to make an honest living through it,” according to lawyer Emiliano Bantog, the executive director of LEADER, Inc.

    “The program will not only train motorcycle drivers but will also serve as a good opportunity for cooperation among road safety advocates and other stakeholders,” Benjamin Santiago III, the head of LTO NCR East said.

    LEADER, Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit organization committed to protecting the rights and liberties of every Filipino, by analyzing laws, jurisprudence, and other instruments relevant to its advocacies.

    It is partner with the Philippine Global Road Safety Partnership, the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety – Legal Development Program in the Philippines, the Automobile Association of the Philippines, and the Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association. Interested participants are encouraged to register for free through an online form posted on Facebook at Leader Philippines.