With Undas (the holiday remembering our deceased loved ones) fast approaching, many Filipinos are once again preparing for the yearly visit to their dearly departed. Whether they be resting in cemeteries within the city or in their respective provinces, a lot of people will be making a trip to commemorate this special occasion.
These trips are done by motorists in cars and of course, on two wheels. With the ever-growing number of motorcycles on the roads, the Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association (MDPPA), through its Road Safety Committee Vice Chairman Magnus Mateo, shares a few pointers on how to have a safe and stress-free Undas journey.
- First of all, make sure you know how to ride that motorbike. New riders are advised to attend a riding safety clinic to teach them the proper way to ride.
- Make sure that you are visible to other motorists. This can be done by wearing light or bright colored clothing and gear. At the same time, be on the lookout for unexpected obstacles, driver movements, and the like.
- It would be best to avoid abrupt movements while on that bike. Refrain from sudden stops or leftright movements. These are usually the cause of fatal accidents.
- Keep that bike in top form. Topup on fluids and other essentials. Check that your tires are properly inflated. After all, preventive maintenance is better than a costly repair.
These may be seemingly simple tips yet they can go a long way in ensuring that you will have a meaningful ride this Undas and throughout the rest of the year.