THE Baguio City Police Office appealed to parents to always accompany their children when crossing streets.

Officer-in-charge Roberto Soriano asked the parents and teachers associations to meet and discuss ways on how to regulate traffic around their schools, especially during rush hour.

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This is apart from a standing order to station commanders of the 10 precincts to monitor traffic during rush hour, Soriano said.

He said that prevention of road accidents should be a collective effort by the police, parents, school, and the community.

School children must also be taught about the basic rules when crossing, said police community relations officer Virgilio Hidalgo.

Hidalgo added that students must be reminded of the basic stop-look-listen rule.

Data from the Traffic Management Branch show that from January to June, there are already 146 physical injury cases due to reckless imprudence. Another 60 cases account for damage to property also due to reckless driving. (Rimaliza Opiña)