MANILA -- A lawmaker filed a resolution that will look into the string of road accidents, including a passenger bus that fell into a ravine leaving 42 people dead in Benguet last week.

Cavite Representative Elpidio Barzaga said that while most accidents are mainly caused by human error and failure to abide road safety regulations, the government should also take a “proactive stance” in preventing future road mishaps.

“There has been several calls for the installation of traffic signage and road safety devices, particularly in accident prone areas and major intersections, improving the quality of our major roads and the implementation of stricter licensing or franchise requirements for the public utility vehicle operators,” the resolution read.

Barzaga sought the repeal of Republic Act 4136, otherwise known as the Land Transportation and Traffic Code and create a law that would address the road safety problem particularly those involving public utility vehicles. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)