43 motorbikes seized for various violations PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 February 2016 11:44

By ALLEN ABASTILLAS

Operatives of the Highway Patrol Group-9  seized on Thursday 43 motorcycles as they  implement of  “Oplan Mr. C against Criminals Using Motorcycles” at the junction of Gov. Camins road and Nuñez Extension.

Sr. Supt. Joel R. Dimaano, HPG-9 chief,  told Daily Zamboanga Times that the  43 motorcycles committed were taken in for violations of the traffic law and helmet law.

Dimaano observed that many drivers in Zamboanga City are ignoring the traffic law and are full of alibis when they are apprehended.

HPG-9 Operations Officer Sr. Insp. Mervin Claret said that during investigation, the drivers spewed out conjured reasons for for violating the law.

Some students said their allowance has not arrived on time and they have no budget for registration because of the delayed allowance from their parents.

Claret said most drivers drive their motorcycles with expired registration and licenses. Some were driving with slippers or sandals because they were on hurry for an appointment. Some werre driving without helmets with their back rider and were crying like “lamb” when they were caught.

HPG-9 operative SPO1 Arvin Lozano said that one Honda motorcycle seized by them was under carnap alarm in Zamboanga City.

Dimaano urged motorcycle drivers to obey and abide the traffic law and helmet law. He advised them not to ignore it or pretend that they do not know the law because fines are stiff.

“Ignorance of the traffic  and helmet laws  excuses no one. It is a waste of money when fines and penalties impose to them because of ignorance of the law,” Dimaano said.

The different units that participated in the operation came from Zamboanga del Sur in Pagadian City led by Sr. Insp. Dexter Diones, Sr. Insp. Inocencio  P. Jamolod, team leader Zamboanga del Norte, Insp. Ariel Yogyog, chief of Dapitan City team and Zamboanga Sibugay team led by Inspector Victor V.  Azures Jr. — Allen Abastillas