Central Luzon has the highest number of death of crash related deaths in 2014, but if numbers are divided by population, Cagayan Valley comes out as the most crash-prone.
In 2016, the number of road crashes in Cagayan province reached 1,471, according to the Cagayan Provincial Police Office. That's about 123 incidents recorded per month.
Both the HPG and DPWH attribute the cause of most of these incidents to human error. Thus, they urge motorists to practice discipline on the road to avoid adding to the road crash statistics.
But as research says, most of the accidents are due to human errors rather than road defects. Most highways and roads are usually constructed as soon as possible with the help of the government. But our petition wants more action than that. The government can help by adding pavement markings, improved pedestrian crossings, and warning signs to crash-prone areas.
Lastly, we want to increase awareness about the crash incidents because this prevention and alertness can lead to an overall greater safety. Nestled between the Cordilleras and the Sierra Madre mountain ranges, Region 2 is indeed a beauty, but beauty always comes with risk. Our petition wishes the best for all the residents and passing tourists to our lovely Cagayan Valley. God Bless.