By Calvin Cordova
CEBU CITY – The Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Central Visayas is launching a series of forums to raise road safety awareness.
LTO said there is a need to intensify road safety education since the most common victims of road accidents are aged 17 to 29 years.
A day after LTO rolled out the program, two road accidents happened in Argao town, southern Cebu, where three persons were killed and four others wounded.
Last Friday, Marilou Campomanes and Trinidad Quevido died after a motorcycle collided with a passenger bus in Barangay Bogo, Argao.
Campomanes was the passenger of the motorcycle driven by Jonard Maliao. Quevido was standing on the roadside when she was hit by the bus whose driver, Ryan James Pangilinan, lost control of the wheel after the collision.
Aside from Maliao, two other pedestrians were injured.
Last Saturday, Villamor Rollon, 30, was killed after his motorcycle collided with a van in Barangay Tagala, Argao.
The driver of the van, Manolet Arizala, was injured in the accident.
LTO Regional Director Victor Caindec said he is hoping that the “Road Advocacy Forums” will help lessen road accidents.
Similar forums will be held in different places in the country, Caindec said.