The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said it will establish a Motorcycle Riding Academy to minimize motorcycle-related accidents.

“The Academy would provide riders with formal training on both theoretical and practical aspects of motorcycle riding,” said MMDA acting chairman Don Artes in a statement.

A technical working group will be created to formulate a training course to be used in the riding academy which is expected to be launched by the first quarter of 2023.

The MMDA said that the module will give both beginners and experienced riders proper training and basic knowledge in motorcycle riding which include different types, characteristics, basic parts, basic control and operation of motorcycles.

The module will also educate riders about the different road safety laws, rules and regulations on the operation of motorcycles; the required driving skills to avoid hazardous situations, and; getting knowledgeable on the risk awareness and risk taking.

“Through this Motorcycle Riding Academy, we aim to further promote road safety, particularly to our motorcyclists who are very much at risk to road mishaps,” Artes said.

“It’s a good opportunity for them to refresh and hone their riding skills and to provide first aid to people who will encounter unexpected road accidents.”

Ronald Espartinez