The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority on Monday (April 13) opened the Institute of Traffic Management. According to MMDA chief Francis Tolentino, the academy "shall be the premier educational institution for training and continuing the education of all traffic management personnel, traffic law enforcers and traffic accident investigators of both local and national government agencies."
According to the agency, the institution’s aim is to train and certify the competency of government and non-government personnel who are involved in traffic management, traffic law enforcement and traffic accident investigations.
The MMDA also foresees that the institute’s establishment of a more efficient and effective traffic enforcement system will make motorists comply with traffic rules and regulations.
"There shall be no traffic personnel on the street who do not possess the competencies necessary to effectively perform the core functions of traffic management," Tolentino said during the opening ceremony. "This may be a long-term war against the negative driving habits of some of our countrymen, but I believe that the ITM will eventually be a school of hope, inspiration and pride. We have managed to make a difference. In the future, this difference will be felt, seen and noticed. This is the difference worth working for."
Photo from Francis Tolentino's Facebook page