Beng orders fix of driver’s license release procedures PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 15:13

By SHEILA COVARRUBIAS

Acting on complaints about the long queues of drivers redeeming their confiscated licenses for various traffic violations at the Sunken Garden, Mayor Beng Climaco ordered the streamlining of claiming procedures to prevent inconvenience.

Mayor Climaco on Tuesday morning personally visited the Sunken Garden area where the release of confiscated driver’s licenses are done and observed the apparent snail’s pace procedure due to a number of factors primarily the lack of personnel to attend to the increased volume of people.

The mayor later met with City Treasurer Soledad Li and Assistant City Administrators Angelique Go and Dr. Genaro Yap-Aizon at City Hall to discuss ways on how to improve and strengthen the collection of fines and consequent releasing of driver’s licenses.

She urged the concerned offices to ensure a better system to accommodate the increasing volume of violators.

Police authorities as well as traffic enforcers from the City Administrator’s Office have launched a continuous and intensified drive against traffic violators particularly ordinances 248 and 249 and RA 4136.

The intensified campaign has led to the increased number of apprehensions and the consequent trooping of these violators to the Sunken Garden to redeem their confiscated driver’s licenses.

Violations usually include non-wearing of helmet, parking on no parking zones/areas among others. — Sheila Covarrubias