April 20, 2017

Manila’s Children’s Road Safety Park now open to public

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  • In an effort to improve education on road safety, the Children’s Road Safety Park in the Philippine National Police (PNP) Headquarters has now been opened to public.

    Children guided by the police at the Children’s Road Safety Park in Manila City/IMAGE MMDA Facebook

    In an article published by Top Gear Philippines, PNP Chief Police Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa approved the conversion of an area inside the PNP headquarters to an educational venue that is the Children’s Road Safety Park where children can learn the road rules as a pedestrian, passenger, or future driver. Gen. Dela Rosa and his wife led the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

    According to Petron Foundation General Manager Chairmaine Canillas, “The PNP Petron Children’s Road Safety Park aims to teach schoolchildren and instill in them responsibility, respect, and patience,” as per Top Gear.

    Gas Station replica in the park/IMAGE MMDA Facebook

    The said safety park is patterned from Singapore’s, and with an area of 4,600 square meters, the park showcases miniature of traffic structures, bike lanes, road signs, footbridges, and even establishments like schools, waiting sheds, gasoline stations and a lot more.

    Miniature waiting shed/IMAGE MMDA Facebook

    Admission to the park is free, and people from the PNP Community Relations Group will brief the park goers prior to entering the park about the rules and practices they have to observe. The park is located at Adriatico St. cor. Quirino Avenue, Manila City.

     

    Images grabbed from: Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Facebook page

    Source: Top Gear Philippines, Carmudi

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