Southcot towns impose speed limit on vehicles PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 28 November 2014 12:16

General Santos City — The municipality of Polomolok in South Cotabato has followed the footstep of Tupi municipality in the implementation of speed limit on all roads.

Polomolok took the initiative after the successful  implementation of the speed limit policy by Mayor Reynaldo S. Tamayo Jr. in Tupi on all motorvehicle s entering the town’s  territorial jurisdiction.

Mr. Jay Ilagan, legal aide of Councilor  Allan Ines of the Polomolok Sangguniang Bayan, said that after Ordinance No. 12 series of 2014  authored by Ines was approved on May 22, 2014. by Mayor Honey Lumayag-Matti,  ocal traffic enforcers together with personnel of the Land Transportation Office , Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, Municipal Police and soldiers of the Army’s 27th  Infantry Battalion conducted information drive on the new traffic scheme and on the speed limit policy.

Ilagan said that the speed limit from Silway 8 bridge to Magsaysay Bridge and vice versa is 60 kilometer per hour; from Magsaysay Bridge to Polomolok Water District Office, National highways and vice versa 50 kph; from Polomolok Water District Office to crossing Sulit and Vice Versa speed limit is 60 kph and from crossing  Dagoc ( Flying   V ) to junction Cannery Site and vice versa the speed limit is 50 kph.

Ilagan disclosed that the Polomolok highway is one of the busiest in South Cotabato because of the transportation of  pineapple products of Dole Philippines and agricultural and livestock products from different company producers going to Gen. Santos City wharf in Makar.

The rationale behind the implementation of the speed limit on all vehicles entering Polomolok is to prevent road accidents, Ilagan said.

The fines and penalties the ordinance provide for violators are:First offense — P1,000. Second offense — P 1,500; Third offense and  on succeeding offense — P 2,000 or 30 days of im[prisonment or both  at the discretion of the court.

“Our traffic rnforcers are equipped with speedo gun and wearing uniform.” Ilagan stressed.

He added that Councilor Ines is the chairman of the board’s Committee on Infrastructure, Housing and Land Utilization,  Committee on Environment, Protection, Natural Resources, Ecological and Solid Waste Management. — Allen Abastillas