The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG), Brixton Hills Fire Volunteers and Freemasons have banded together yesterday to distribute around 900 reflective vests to both cyclists and motorcycle riders plying EDSA.
Dubbed as “Maging Ligtas” (be safe), the program aims to make both cyclists and motorcycle riders more visible to other motorists on the road by wearing vests with reflective strips. This safety equipment will make them more visible to larger motor vehicles, especially during night time riding.
According to the MMDA, they want to prioritize the safety of all cyclists and motorcycle riders who ply the Metro Manila’s major thoroughfares. By giving vests for free, the groups hope to make wearing safety vests a new habit to promote safety and stay visible, particularly during this time that commuters are seeking other forms of transportation.