“Thirty-four (34) lives are lost daily due to road crash in our country.” Sec. Gen. Bert Suansing of Philippine Global Road Safety Partnership (PGRSP) revealed this appalling fact during the launch of Fuel Eco Challenge and Run for Road Safety. Both events are set to happen on May 22, 2016 (Sunday) at the Mall of Asia Grounds as an Auto Review Road Safety Olympics Season 1 ender and Season 2 opener dubbed “Dusk-to-Dawn” (D2D).
“In this country, obedience to rules is an option. Just try to see what is happening in EDSA. While driving along EDSA suddenly a vehicle will cut you (or motorcycle riders). That is how the system is of disobedience most of the drivers do in the country.” Mr. Suansing shared a common driving experience in the country and further stressed the need for road discipline, proper enforcement of traffic rules and regulations and political will on the part of those in the position as solutions to these problems.
Now on its seventh edition, the Run for Road Safety started together with the commencement of this long-term road advocacy program last 2004 and held every other year hence. Part of the proceeds will go to the United Nations-initiated Decade of Action for Road Safety (DARS) 2011 – 2020 projects some of them concerning the road accident victims themselves.
RUN FOR ROAD SAFETY 2016
May 22 (Sunday), 2016
Mall of Asia Grounds
3K (P400), 5K (P500) and 10K (P600)
3-day Trial at F-45 Training at SM MOA worth P1,500
Chris Sports Market Market/Glorietta/Mall of Asia/North EDSA
Cow and Chicken Modern Brunch at 16 United, Kapitolyo, Pasig City
Some photos taken during the event launch at Cow and Chicken Modern Brunch.
Happening alongside Run for Road Safety sometime around the gun start at 6 am (but not on the same road of course!), is the Fuel Eco Challenge that will pit car participants in a city street competition to test their driving efficiency, as well as, their observance of traffic rules and regulations.
Both events are part of the four-sports season 1 activities including basketball and volleyball held early last year.
In the forefront of this spreading road safety awareness initiative is the motoring and travel TV show of 22 years, the Auto Review. The show strongly believes that there should be a continuous campaign to promote road safety and sports activities like running, volleyball, and basketball can be great avenues for information dissemination. This is in view of the hundreds of road accidents that take place in the various parts of our country every day.
This endeavor to save precious lives is in collaboration with the Automobile Association Philippines, PGRSP, WHO, DOTC, MMDA, DILG, DepEd, car manufacturers/assemblers, motoring-industry related companies, other government agencies, private institutions and media outfits.