BAGUIO CITY — With the opening of classes slated on June 4, the local government is once again prioritizing the safety and security of students enrolled in the Summer Capital’s various institutions of learning.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan has signed a city council resolution urging the Department of Public Works and Highways-Baguio City District Engineering Office and the City Engineering Office to install rumble strips, pavement markings, and safety signages at school zones in the city for the safety and protection of students.
Authored by Vice Mayor Edison Bilog, the measure calls for the installation of rumble strips 20 meters before pedestrian lanes to warn motorists and complement the advance warning signages near pedestrian crossings and pavement markings of pedestrian lanes along the roads of schools zones.
It also asks for the putting up of safety signages or warning signs to ensure the safety and protection of students along school zones in the city.
The august body earlier passed a resolution requesting the agencies for the installation of road humps but were informed that doing so was prohibited by certain DPWH Orders and Decrees since these were on national roads.
The resolution was based on the recommendation of the local legislature’s committee on public protection and safety, peace and order./Gaby Keith