(Metro News) QC motorcycle lanes proposed

September 9, 2010 10:12 am 

MANILA, Sept. 8 – In an attempt to promote a safe road environment for all motorists, especially for motorcycle users, a neophyte councilor has vowed to push for the passage of an ordinance that will designate motorcycles lanes in Quezon City’s primary and secondary roads.

Councilor Jose Mario Don S. De Leon of District III said that the increasing number of road mishaps involving mostly motorcycles would greatly drop if major thoroughfares in the city would have lanes separated by yellow painted lines from those designated for the four- to 18-wheeled motor vehicles.

De Leon explained that the move is important to put in place the motorcycle lanes the soonest possible time since QC is one of the places in Metro Manila which have frequent motorcycle accidents that could be attributed to its huge land area. Three of Metro Manila’s seven major thoroughfares like Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA), Commonwealth Avenue and Quezon Avenue are found in Quezon City.

Based on data of National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS), a total of 1,802 vehicular cases were registered from August to December of 2009 alone.

From the figure, 30.3 percent of the said cases were collision accidents mostly involving motorcycles, tricycles and bicycles. (PNA) scs/JCA

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