New crackdown launched today vs overcharging trike drivers PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 March 2016 12:02

Overcharging and abusive tricycle drivers, beware!

City Hall, through the City Administrator’s Office in partnership with the local police, Task Force Zamboanga, barangay officials and the Tricycle Adjudication Board (TAB) will commence today, Monday, March 28 an all-out campaign against tricycle drivers who charge passengers over and beyond the specified fare rate including those who refuse to ferry passengers and commit other violations.

This, following a meeting a series of meetings convened by OIC City Administrator and City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Elmeir Apolinario with all concerned agencies and sectors present relative to the mounting complaints against overcharging tricycle drivers.

Apolinario said the campaign will be on a massive scale and will involve the support and cooperation of all agencies and sectors concerned to include the riding public.

All tricycle units that will be impounded as a result of the massive campaign will be placed at the Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex.

Apolinario said complaints against erring tricycle drivers continue to mount and the TAB, the group tasked to implement such campaign lacks manpower and logistics to launch a massive drive. It is for this reason, he said, that the City Administrator’s Office is taking the lead in the campaign in coordination with the TAB, the police, TFZ, barangay officials and volunteers and the riding public.

Daily, the TAB has been attending to complaints against overcharging drivers formally lodged before the board. — Sheila Covarrubias

Last Updated on Monday, 28 March 2016 12:03