Board Member Winston Arzaga has called for the holding of seminars for barangay tanods to orient them on traffic rules and regulations, in coordination with the Land Transportation Office.
Arzaga, in a resolution, said that there were several cases of fatal road accidents along the national highways in most cases brought by over speeding, reckless driving and undisciplined pedestrians.
According to Arzaga, most of the barangay tanods along national highways have not been properly trained in the enforcement of traffic rules and laws.
If tanods were properly equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills, it could help to prevent the occurrence of road accidents, he said.
“Parang dito kasi sa mga barangay officials, karamihan hindi alam o walang nag-eenforce ng traffic rules and regulation, kaya kailangan ng mga tanod na mabigyan ng additional skills and knowledge,” he said.
Arzaga also asked the provincial legal office to help conduct the seminars, which he proposed to be held in the barangays.
“Doon mismo sa barangay isasagawa ng training o seminar para makabuo ng magandang rules and regulation. Para na rin mabawasan mga aksidente,” Arzaga added.
In addition, Board member Cherry Pie Acosta, said that they should have a reflectorized uniforms to recognize them immediately while on duty.
“Kung nasa national highway po sila nadeploy, lalo na kapag nasa school zone area, we cannot easily identify kasi black ang sinusuot nila,” Acosta said.
She also recommended that the additional uniform may also be provided by the barangay.