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Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION The ever-increasing demand for goods and commodities brought about by the rapid increase in population has spawned a phenomena: the rapid increase of the number of means of transportation via land. In Antique, especially in its capital town – San Jose de Buenavista, the common mode of transportation is Tricycle. Transporting goods and the populace everyday. to their different destinations Tricycle drivers form a significant number of the workplace of San Jose. From a so
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  Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION  The ever-increasing demand for goods and commodities broughtabout by the rapid increase in population has spawned a phenomena:the rapid increase of the number of means of transportation via land.In Antique, especially in its capital town – San Jose deBuenavista, the common mode of transportation is Tricycle. Transporting goods and the populace to their different destinationseveryday. Tricycle drivers form a significant number of the workplace of San Jose. From a sociologist point of view, they are a good “object of study” due to the fact that, aside for a privileged few who can afford tohave a privately-owned vehicle, majority of the populace in San Jose,Antique commute everyday via public transport system. In, San Jose,this means riding in tricycles.At stake in this scenario are the lives of the commuters. In thehands of “good” tricycle drivers, lives of their passengers are secure.With “bad” driver, lives as in constant danger.Background and Rationale of the study   The respondents of the study are daily commuters themselves,as such, they are also prone to vehicular accidents. In the hands of “good” drivers they are assured continuity of their daily flow of activities. One “mistake” and they could be plunged into uncertainfuture. Jeepney or bus drivers number only a few. They do not form asignificant group away those who are daily “kings of streets.” Tricycledrivers are many-hence, it is easily assumed, they are the ones whoare daily “in-charge” of the commuters’ safety or demise.Objectives of the study This study aimed to determine the practices, violations andawareness of traffic signs of tricycle drivers in San Jose, Antique forcalendar year 2009.Specifically, this study sought answers to the following questions:1.What is the profile of tricycle drivers in San Jose, Antique for CY2009 in terms of gender, age, civil status, educationalattainment, license status, length of driving, and type of driver? 2. What are the practices and violations tricycle drivers in San Jose,Antique for CY 2009 and what are their awareness of trafficsigns?   2  3. What is the level of awareness of traffic signs of tricycle driversin San Jose, Antique for CY 2009? Theoretical Framework 1  Conceptual Framework   2
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