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16,334 arrested violating traffic

DUMAGUETE CITY – The Traffic Management Office in cooperation with other law enforcement agencies performed 16,334 apprehensions that were slapped with corresponding penalties from July 2017 up to June 30, 2018 for violating traffic.

This is upon orders of Mayor Remollo.

TMO Head Gilbert Ablong Sr. in his report to Mayor Remollo said that 2, 941 motor vehicles were also impounded in the same period. Some of these impounded vehicles (majority are motorcycles) were apprehended including the drivers through the inter-agency Oplan Displina implemented in cooperation with the Provincial Highway Patrol Group, Land Transportation Office and the City PNP.

Among the violations are driving without licenses, no registration, modified mufflers, illegal parking, refusal to convey passengers, etc.

TMO has also established engineering pavement marking including pedestrian lanes in 30 intersections and school zones, delineation of sidewalks and setback and 181 parking boxes. Some 3, 000 drivers of motorcabs for hire underwent seminars for responsible driving of public transport by the TMO.

Mayor Remollo has already indicated his objective to install traffic light system in major intersections and streets so that the TMO personnel can focus in enforcement rather than manning the streets to direct traffic.

Once the CCTVs shall have been installed, Mayor Remollo said that the no contact policy in apprehending violators will be implemented to ensure accurate recording of any violation or incident and to eradicate any suspicion of wrongdoing and extortion on the part of the enforcers or motorists.