According to World Health Organization, there are total of 1.3 million dies annually in crashes on the world’s road, while millions are seriously injured. Based on Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) records, a total of 15,272 incidents of road crashes—resulting to 1,252 fatalities—occurred in 2014. The numbers rose to 24,565 in 2015.

Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) recorded a total of 446 fatalities in 2016Despite of the increasing numbers, we are happy that private sector and government are now becoming more strengthening ties on spreading road safety awareness.

Last Monday, oil giant company Petron and Philippine National Police (PNP) has formally announced the opening of its first-ever “Road Safety” theme park at the compound of Camp Crame in Quezon City.

Dubbed as PNP-Petron Children’s Road Safety Park, the park is an open space for children who wanted to experience a hands-on with driving lane, multiple traffic markers and instructional signages. From there, children would learned set of rules on how to be safe on the road and extend its courtesy to motorists and pedestrians.

The partnership is under the LakbayLigtas program which uses Petron service stations to increase police visibility nationwide. Today, there are total of 300 participating stations under the project and is expected to expand to 1,000 by year-end.

Since this is a CSR program, you don’t need to worry on admission because its for FREE!