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MMDA gets another 10 motorcycles for riding academy from Senator Go

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority received another 10 motorcycle units, this time from Senator Christopher Lawrence Go.

On Tuesday, Go led the turn-over ceremony of the motorcycle units he donated to the MMDA to be used for the agency’s Motorcycle Riding Academy, set to open on Sept. 27.

MMDA chairman Romando Artes said the motorcycles can be used as “classrooms on wheels” to teach the riders how to drive better and how to be responsible motorists.

Go also visited the state-of-the-art Communication and Command Center of the MMDA at the main office in Pasig City that he funded before to better organize disaster response, traffic management, and public safety in the National Capital Region.

As a member of the Senate Committee on Public Services, the senator believes in the goal of safer roads, responsible driving, and valuing the lives of every motorist.

Last week, Senator Juan Edgardo Angara also donated 10 motorcycle units to be used for the academy.

The riding academy provides comprehensive training on motorcycle riding, including theoretical and practical aspects, emergency response, road courtesy, discipline, and traffic rules.

MMDA records showed that motorcycles contributed to the highest number of road fatalities, at around 38 percent, or 224 fatalities. It also showed that motorcycle fatalities were still alarming from 2020 to 2022, with 275 fatalities, or an increase of 23 percent from the 2018 data.

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