Trade office conducts motorcycle safety training-A A +A
Sunday, October 14, 2012
THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) conducted a motorcycle safety training at the Baguio Convention Center last Saturday, October 13.
Provincial Director Freda Gawisan of DTI Baguio-Benguet said they partnered with Guanzon motorcycle dealers in conducting a free motorcycle riding safety training to motorists in the region.
The agency claimed deaths resulting from unsafe motorcycle riding practices, and the use of non-certified helmets have resulted in road accidents and deaths in past years.
She said the company will be giving a free lecture and demonstration of safe motorcycle riding to all interested participants, while the DTI conducts helmet inspection and import commodity clearance (ICC)-sticker installation.
DTI has been implementing the Helmet Act mandating the use of ICC-certified helmets with some 3,000 helmets already having ICC stickers.
Gawisan said the DTI aims to cover 10,000 registered motorcycle owners in Baguio and Benguet to have ICC-certified helmets before the full implementation of the Helmet Act by January.
The activity is part of the Consumer Month celebrations highlighting the rights and privileges of consumers when availing a certain product.
Gawisan added Consumernet member agencies spearheaded the biggest Diskwento Caravan at the Baguio Convention Center also at the Baguio Convention Center grounds.
“We were able to invite some 80 participating suppliers and retailers to give 20 to 25 percent discounts on their products. They are also going to conduct product sampling, games, prizes and awards to various consumers,” she said.
Suppliers, including local supermarket Tiongsan Group of Companies, have also organized entertainment activities and concerts as part of their corporate social responsibility to their regular customers.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on October 15, 2012.