Monday, January 26, 2009

QCPD cites human error as leading cause of road accidents

Quezon City Police District Director PCSupt Magtanggol B Gatdula said that human error is leading cause of road accidents in Quezon City as shown in statistics of road accidents for the year 2008.

Traffic investigators identify drivers’ mistakes to be main cause of road related vehicular accidents compared with other factors such as engine malfunction, bad weather condition or poor road condition,

“Avoiding human errors particularly on the part of drivers is certainly one of the safest ways to arrive safe and sound to our destination. We have noted several vehicular accidents in the past and investigation showed that drivers’ error are most likely its cause that results either in damage to properties or even lose of lives and limbs,” Gatdula said.

PSupt Rudy Valoria Chief of the Quezon City District Traffic Enforcement Unit (QCDTEU) said human errors may include inattentive driving such as using cellphones while driving, eating or even conversing while driving.

“Ang pagkahati ng atensiyon ng isang nagmamaneho tulad lamang ng pag-tetext o paggamit ng cellphone ay nagiging sanhi ng mga aksidente sa kakalsadaan,” PSupt Valoria was quoted saying.

Driving too close or too fast beyond speed limit is also dangerous. Every driver must practice defensive driving and observe road discipline to refrain from accidents, Valoria added.###

QCPD urges public to visit its official website

With its operation in full swing, Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Director PCSUPT MAGTANGGOL B GATDULA called on the public to visit its official website at

PCSUPT GATDULA said we encourage the general public to access QCPD’s website and find for themselves useful and helpful information or acquaint themselves of service guides, avail downloadable forms and other online service apart from being informed on the administrative and operational accomplishments of their policemen.

Similarly, the public is enjoined to register at and participate in the QCPD Blog Site and post comments, complaints against abusive cops or PNP personnel. Through this, we hope to extend better assistance to the community. Suggestions are also welcomed in the blog site or even at the on-line help desk that would further enhance police-community service, Gatdula said.

Perhaps, the first District in the entire NCRPO to go on ‘paperless communication’ through internet access, it can be recalled that QCPD launched its official website sometime in January of 2008 aimed at reducing consumption of office supplies.

Information Technology (IT) officers led by PSI Ma. Regina Fider conduct regular training for website administrators from every unit and offices and down to the eleven police stations to keep abreast on working thru ‘paperless communication’ which now pays off, added the newly promoted District Director.