Intensified drive against traffic violators nets 300 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 13:55

By CLAUDINE UNIANA

Following the local government’s renewed and intensified campaign against violators of city ordinances, the City Administrator’s Office has since made almost 300 apprehensions.

Acting City Administrator and concurrent City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (CDRRM) Officer Dr. Elmeir Apoinario gave members of the local media an inventory of apprehensions, revocations and impoundment made during the regular press briefing held at City Hall yesterday.

For the period of April 11-16, according to the city official, Traffic Management Unit (TMU) has logged 53 apprehensions of violators of City Ordinance Nos. 248 (Revised Traffic Code for Zamboanga City), 97-033 (on aval-aval motorcycles) and 185 (prescribing the operation of tricycles and granting franchise for the operation).

The number includes the impounding of five (5) tricycle units with expired citation tickets.

From April 1 to 18, the City Ordinance Enforcement Unit (COEU) has revoked seventy (70) driver’s licenses and impounded a tricycle, a public utility jeepney (PUJ) and a pedicab.

The unit was also instrumental in the return of two (2) female psychiatric patients to their respective family.

Similarly, the Philippine National Police (PNP) City Hall Community Police Action Center (COMPAC) has also made 149 apprehensions – 132 were in violation of the city’s traffic code and 17 of City Ordinance No. 240 that regulates the use of sideways.

Most items seized during operations were returned to their owners, while those that remain unclaimed were turned over to the CDRMM Office for proper disposal. —Claudine Uniana