Police Chief Inspector Melchor Ariola, municipal police station chief, said there are at least five or more motorcycle accidents registered in the police station weekly which he said should be addressed immediately.
He then requested the Sangguniang Bayan of Echague to legislate local ordincance designating loading and unloading zones in the town as one of the measures to prevent the alarming accidents involving motorcycles.
“We have already submitted the proposal to the local council hoping for its approval”, Ariola said expecting that his proposal will prevent road accidents involing motocycles here.
Once the local ordinance was approved, Ariola said that the town will expect lesser vehicular accidents in the major thoroughfares of Echague as there will be designated loading and unloading zones and assigned speed limits imposed.
He identified schools, universities, public market and business offices as accident prone areas here. (ALM/MGE – PIA2/Isabela)