MANILA – Around 400 people die in road accidents in Metro Manila every year, data from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) show.
And according to the MMDA, people and not machines are to be blamed over most mishaps that suddenly end the lives of passengers.
Because lives of passengers are always in the hands of drivers, social media users gave their suggestion on how to turn reckless motorists into responsible ones.
On Wednesday, "TV Patrol" asked on Facebook and Twitter: "Paano madidisiplina ang mga motorista sa Pinas ng maiwasan ang mga aksidente sa kalsada?"
Some netizens believe that heavier punishments will straighten up reckless drivers.
Some even suggested that drivers and companies involved in multiple accidents shouldn't be given second chances, especially if the mishap resulted in death.
Meanwhile, some social media users think that there are already enough rules waiting to be enforced properly.
Some mentioned Davao City as role model for other local governments when it comes to enforcing traffic rules.
Others suggest giving drivers proper education and even including basic traffic rules in the curriculum of students.