Yano, who was in Silliman University for the Visayas-leg of the “Yamaha Safe Riding Science: Be Safe, Be Different” campaign, added that the figures were based on their survey on the alarming statistics of motorcycle accidents.
He said the campaign is in recognition of the need to address the growing number of motorcycle accidents. It incorporates lectures and drills, aimed at highlighting the importance of road safety and the relevance of wearing protective gear, especially helmets, Yano said.
Meanwhile, the seminar attended by students from Silliman and partner schools and universities, also discussed “Impact Force: Theory for Use of Helmets”, “Kinetic Energy: Theory for Collision Impact”, “Inertial Force and Friction Force: Correct Breaking”, “Stop Distance”, “Proper Riding Position”, and “Pre-Operational Checks”.
Silliman took on the partnership with YMPH, being the first university to implement the ‘no helmet, no entry’ policy.
YSRS is a nationwide campaign in coordination with the Land Transportation Office, that will implement the Helmet Law in Negros Oriental in August this year. (The Visayan Daily Star)