City Hall traffic enforcement campaign nets 210 violators PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 11 January 2014 13:10

At least 210 mostly motorcycle drivers have been apprehended for various violations of traffics rules and regulations since the city government started Monday a stricter enforcement of traffic rules and regulations.

City Administrator Antonio Orendain Jr. said the strict enforcement of the Traffic Ordinance and anti-sidewalk parking is being carried out by the city government’s traffic enforcers known as the “Blue Boys” under his office in coordination with the City Hall Community Police Assistance Center (Compac).

He said the stricter traffic enforcement, which started Jan. 6, is in line with the provisions mandated by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) traffic regulations such as Republic Act 10054, the local Traffic Code 248 and the anti-sidewalk parking of Ordinance 240.

“So far, so good. Our first week campaign by the Blue Boys and City Hall Compac was successful with more than 200 violators apprehended,” Orendain said, stressing that the campaign will continue for a more orderly city this 2014.

Meanwhile, the drivers are directed anew to stay on their lanes at all times, use seatbelts, observe driving courtesy and the designated fast and low lanes, and avoid counter-flows, reckless driving, and beating the red light.

License plates should also 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 observe proper loading and unloading of passengers/cargoes, not on the middle of the streets.

Orendain said violators of these and all other traffic rules and regulations will be issued citation tickets and penalized, even as amendments to the traffic codes, including the increase of penalties, may be undertaken in order to come up with a comprehensive and effective traffic management scheme. — Vic Larato