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Expert Group Meeting Seoul, Republic of Korea May 8-10, 2013

ROAD SAFETY IN THE PHILIPPINES: COUNTRY REPORT

DANTE M. LANTIN
Assistant Secretary, Department of Transportation and Communications National Focal Point, Decade of Action for Road Safety: 20112020

Population: 94Million(est.),2.2% annualgrowthrate LandArea: 300,000squarekilometre RoadLength: 270,000kms. TotalVehicleRegistered: 7,463,393(2012)4.4%annualincreaserate TotalDriversLicensesIssued: 13Million

Fatalitiesduetoroadcrashesrisebyalmost14.6% eachyear 79%driverserror 11%defectivevehiclecondition 10%badroadcondition


Fatalitiesincreasedby14.3%fromthe1st quarterofthis yearoverthesameperiodlastyear. Itisprojectedthatby2020,about300,000peoplewill perishduetoroadmishapwithoutanyintervention.

MMDA DESIGNATE DAREAS FORBIKE LANESIN METRO MANILA MARIKINACITY EXPERIENCE ADBLAUNCHESBICYCLE SHARINGSYSTEM
(November2012)

ROAD SAFETY AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

USESEATBELTS OBEYTRAFFICRULES DONTTEXTANDDRIVE DONTDRINKAND DRIVE

LTFRB MC No. 2001r001 MandatesallPublicUtilityVehiclestosecurea personalaccidentinsuranceforallits passengers,inanswertoPresidentialDecree 1460,otherwiseknownastheInsuranceCode ofthePhilippines.


The University of the Philippines National Center for Transport Studies (UP_NCTS) serves as the specialized research institution forroadsafety.

Tollways: 100km/hr Nationalhighway: 80km/hr City: 60km/hr.

Transportoperators shouldseetoitthat theirdrivers,before driving,arewellrested andingoodphysical andmentalcondition. Forlongdistance driving,transport operatorsseetoitthat theirdrivershave substitutesandcan rest/sleepwhilein transit.

AUTOMATEDSAFETY 11 INSPECTION FACILITIES


PRIVATEEMISSION TESTINGCENTERSIN THECOUNTRY

922

REPUBLICACTNO.8794
June27,2000 ANACTIMPOSINGAMOTORVEHICLEUSERSCHARGEONOWNERS OFALLTYPESOFMOTORVEHICLESANDFOROTHERPURPOSES

7.5%oftotal collection

ROADSAFETY FUND

Asian Highway 26

METROMANILACOUNCIL MMDAResolutionNo.0228 Seriesof2002 AUTHORIZINGTHEMETROPOLITANMANILADEVELOPMENT AUTHORITYANDTHELOCALGOVERNMENTUNITSTOCLEARTHE SIDEWALKS,STREETS,AVENUES,ALLEYS,BRIDGES,PARKSANDOTHER PUBLICPLACESINMETROMANILAOFALLILLEGALSTRUCTURESAND OBSTRUCTIONS

BEFORE

AFTER

Marikina City

Malabon City

SUPPORT. The participants on the twoday Road Safety Forum purposely convene to develop concrete and doable projects and programs promoting pedestrian safety in their respective localities in observance of theSecondGlobalRoadSafetyForum.

WALK. As part of the program on the Road Safety Forum dubbed Pedestrian Safety, the participants launched the Long Short Walk Campaign in Manila Road Safety Park.

SOLIDARITY. About 300 participants from the government sector, business, Non Government Organizations (NGOs), civil society, and media sign the Long Short Walk Campaign Wall to encourage walking and biking without fear of injury for safer, healthier,greenermobility. INITIATIVE. Assistant Secretary Dante Lantin strongly supports the Long Short Walk Campaign of Zenani Mandela as he initiated the signing of the Campaign Wall during the Road Safety Forum at the Heritage Hotel Manila on February 27,2013.

SAN JUAN CITY, METRO MANILA

OBJECTIVES PROMOTEStheuseofhelmet,andthe turningontheheadlightsevenduring daytimewhileridingthemotorbike (a.k.aH20Project). ENGAGEStheLGUsinimprovingroad safetyintheirlocalitiesthroughthe passageandimplementationof appropriateroadsafetymeasures, ordinances,andlaws. SEEKStofeatureandpromotetourist spots