The municipal council of Aborlan has urged the local government to initiate the installation of road signs in accident-prone areas in their town following a recent case of road kill accident Saturday.
In his privilege speech during the Sangguniang Bayan regular session on Monday, Councilor Marvin Madeja asked local authorities to initiate the move, stating it would take a longer time if they will wait for other concerned agencies to take action.
On Saturday, a van driver identified as Kevin Sumandal died in an accident along Barangay Iraan, Aborlan highway after his vehicle was hit by another van. According to the police report, the victim was changing the rear tire on his vehicle and was on stationary on the right lane when it was hit by the oncoming van.
According to Madeja, there should be warning signs on the accident-prone areas including blind curves to avoid accidents.
“Kailangan pa ba na marami ang madisgrasya sa lugar na ‘yan. Although may mga pagkakamali kasi hindi agad naisip ‘yong pwedeng mangyaring disgrasya dapat maglagay tayo ng mga sign na pupukaw sa diwa ng mga driver,” he said.
He also noted the lack of discipline of many public utility drivers who try to overtake each other on the national highway.