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Philippines: Introducing Mandatory Driver’s Education to Public and Private Schools

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      Mandatory traffic education in high school may finally bring some preventive, rather than remedial, solution for road safety issues faced by drivers and pedestrians alike. The increase of vehicle population has caused an inconvenience for the people of the country.  Philippines has become the ninth worst place to drive and its capital being named to have the worst traffic on earth. One of the factors that has caused this is the lack of traffic and driver’s education.

      Introducing mandatory Driver’s Education to public and private schools will give a preventive measure and a light towards road safety and road education. The driver education program shall be taught to senior high school students aged 16 years old and above. For the actual driving lessons, the students must be accompanied by a driving instructor who is accredited by the Technical Education Skills Development Authority, and holds a professional driver's license from the Land Transportation Office.

      During weekends, there will be a 4-hour driving lesson and a 30-minute symposium about the road rules and regulations. Students are required to finish the 45-hour driving lesson that will take 3 months to complete.                                       

      The group will be creating a petition for the project through Change.org for recognition. The group will utilize resources such as social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to reach the desired goal and expected outcome. In addition, the group will also create infographics which will showcase related information about the advantages of mandatory driver’s education in public and private schools. The scope of our project is to be able to reach the government, faculty and staff, parents, teachers and students to sign our petition.

 

      We will be requiring a month to develop this project and we will start our promotion right after the website is published. We will also be using our own resources to the funding of this petition. Our expenses will include the printing campaign materials and the internet and computer shop rental in case we need more time outside school hours. We will also be using free services already offered by Facebook, Twitter, Wordpress, and Change.org.

      Should you have any questions about our project feel free to contact us at driversedph@gmail.com



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