Familiaran asks Leonardia to give reflectorized jackets-A A +A
Saturday, September 29, 2012
BACOLOD Councilor El Cid Familiaran, chairman of the City Council Committee on Police and Security, requested the Office of the City Mayor to provide reflective jackets or vests for street cleaners.
He said the recent hit-and-run traffic accident along Lacson Street, Bacolod City, involving a 70-year-old woman from Barangay 39 employed as a street cleaner, is worthy of consideration.
Previous to this, a similar reported incident happened at night fronting the Redemptorist Church along B.S. Aquino Drive where a person was likewise killed, he added.
Before these two incidents happened, there were numerous reported cases of hit-and-run road accidents that killed or injured people where the drivers flee from the venue of incidence leaving their victims behind, he added.
He said the recent road accidents could have been avoided if appropriate actions were properly taken by pertinent offices.
Among the measures that could minimize such traffic incidents and protect the street cleaners is to provide them reflective jackets or vests for them to wear while on duty, especially during nighttime or the wee hours of the morning, Familiaran stressed. (Carla N. Canet)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on September 29, 2012.