Daughter of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Davao City Mayor, Attorney Sara Duterte Carpio, better known as 'Inday Sara' to Davaoeños, begins her Safety Riding training at the Honda Safety Driving Center (HSDC) in Sucat, Paranaque as part of her support to Honda’s Road Safety Advocacy. This comes just a few weeks after President Rodrigo Duterte called for mandatory rider training during his recent visit to a motorcycle convention in Legazpi City.
'Inday Sara's passion for motorcycles was stoked by her father, himself an avid motorcycle rider. Atty. Duterte is known to go around her hometown of Davao on her Honda XR200. She is also an avid rider of big bikes. Despite her current skill set, Duterte still opted to enroll in HSDC to brush up on her skills and learn a few things from the extensive courses that focus on safety.
Atty. Duterte aims to set an example to the Filipino riders, whose numbers are fast growing, following motorcycle sales growth at 115% from the previous year. Statistics from various agencies also reveal that human error, caused by inadequate skills and lack of a proper safety mindset cause 90% of road accidents, which result in delays, financial losses, and even fatalities.
The HSDC, located at km 17 East Service Road, South Superhighway, Paranaque, is the largest and only training facility for both motorcycles and automobiles in the Philippines, employing safety instructors that received world-class training. Courses include informative classroom sessions that tackle safety attitudes and practices, while actual riding sessions are held at the world-class circuit that simulates actual road situations – from intersections, to roundabouts, s-courses, bumpy roads, and more.
The establishment of the facility is part of Honda’s obligation as a motorcycle manufacturer to provide road safety education programs by equipping riders with road discipline, proper safety mindset and superior driving skills. To know more about safety riding and HSDC, visit their site here.