Japanese compact car and motorcycle manufacturer Suzuki Philippines Inc. (SPH) join forces with the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and the Motorcycle Philippines Federation (MCPF) to formally educate motorcycle riders about safety-riding – free of charge.
Dubbed as “Learn to Ride,” the program is conceived to address the alarming growth of road accidents involving motorcycles in the Philippines. The weekend course incorporates theoretical knowledge, alongside with actual demonstrations for a complete safety-riding program.
“We are one with the government in creating a safer and more responsible driving environment through road courtesy and discipline,” SPH President Mr. Satoshi Uchida said.
Mr. Uchida furthers, “With this newly-launched course, Suzuki, LTO, and MCPF wish to acquaint current and would-be riders with the most fundamental data on traffic laws and regulations; the correct attire and riding posture; pre-riding inspections and first aid; to the necessary skills to enable riders to manipulate his/her motorcycle proficiently.”
According to LTO Asst. Secretary Virginia Torres, “We have been giving motorcycle drivers free training and seminars during Saturdays and Sundays. But only a few are joining so we deemed it proper to formally launch the program to encourage more motorcycle drivers to join.”
Suzuki Philippines will provide instructors and personnel to guide, train and assist future motorcycle instructors of the LTO, alongside motorcycle units, handbooks and certificates of completion to be used on the implementation of the program.
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