Anti-colorum drive nets 17 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 11:02

Renewed drive against motorized tricycles operating illegally or not complying existing rules and regulations netted 17 violators in the initial stage of the campaign last week.

Implemented by combined personnel from the City Police, Traffic Enforcement Team and Land Transportation Office (LTO), the drive will continue without let up April 1.

Of the 17 violators apprehended, one unit was considered colorum with falsified franchise documents, while the others were held for failure to carry franchise papers and other violations of existing laws regulating operation of motorized tricycles in the City.

Personnel from the Tricycle Adjudication Board (TAB) had to mark the colorum tricycle as private unit to prevent the operator from picking up passengers. Under the law operators of colorum tricycles had to pay a fine of P2,000 at the City Treasurer’s Office and another P6,000 based on the LTO rules and regulations.

The renewed operation started March 22, a day after officials from the LTO, police, Traffic Enforcement Team and the    TAB met to discuss issues concerning the operation of tricycles flagrantly violating existing laws. The campaign however, had to be suspended last week in deference to the observance of the Holy Week but the same resumed yesterday.

Authorities warn erring tricycle operators of sanctions and penalties if they do not do the necessary corrections.

The operation will be continuous and unremitting, the authorities declared. — Sheila Covarrubias