City renews drive vs traffic violators PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 06 January 2014 16:34

Intended to bring back law and order on streets, City Hall in coordination with the police and concerned authorities will start today a renewed campaign against violators of existing traffic rules and regulations.

Personnel from the City Administrator’s Office will be deployed in strategic locations particularly those considered bottlenecks during peak hours to strictly implement laws in tandem with personnel from the Police Traffic Division.

The campaign will center on provisions mandated by the Traffic Code of the City (Ordinance 248), Sanitation Law (Ordinance 500) including traffic regulations mandated by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) as well as Republic Act 10054 and others.

Assistant City Administrator Elmeir Apolinario said the public is advised to strictly observe traffic rules and driving courtesy as the City Government will intensify its traffic management efforts starting today, January 6.

The advocacy campaign started last week and violations today will be meted with sanctions and penalties.

Drivers are directed to stay on their lanes at all times, use seatbelts, observe driving courtesy and the designated fast and slow lanes, and avoidance of counterflows, reckless driving and beating the red light.

Moreover, license plates should not be obscured or tinted, and motorcycle riders must wear protective helmets. Parking is not allowed within pedestrian lanes, intersections, along fire hydrants or highways. Drivers of both private and public vehicles should also note that loading and unloading of passengers is also not allowed in the middle of streets.

Apolinario said the city government will initiate the amendment of the traffic code to increase penalties on violators. — Sheila Covarrubias