STUB­BORN DRIV­ERS

The CTTMO ap­pre­hended a high num­ber of driv­ers in Davao City who made traf­fic vi­o­la­tions

Sun.Star Davao - - FRONT PAGE - BY LYKA AMETHYST H. CASAMAYOR / Reporter

Dis­re­gard­ing traf­fic signs is the traf­fic vi­o­la­tion which has the most num­ber of ap­pre­hen­sions with 13,291 from Septem­ber 2017 to Septem­ber 2018, the Davao City Trans­port and Traf­fic Man­age­ment Of­fice (CTTMO) data re­vealed.

CTTMO head Dion­i­sio Abude said dur­ing the I-Speak me­dia fo­rum yes­ter­day that dis­re­gard­ing traf­fic signs topped all other traf­fic vi­o­la­tions recorded by the CTTMO in terms of the num­ber of ap­pre­hen­sions.

“Ang atong pinakadako na nakita nato sa sta­tis­tics kani gyud. Mao ni ang com­mon karon sa atong mga driv­ers, gina-dis-

“Ang atong pinakadako na nakita nato sa sta­tis­tics kani gyud. Mao ni ang com­mon karon sa atong mga driv­ers, gina-dis­re­gard and traf­fic sign maong ni­abot og in­gon ani [kadaghan] (This is the most com­mon vi­o­la­tion com­mit­ted by driv­ers, they dis­re­gard the traf­fic signs, hence, the sta­tis­tics),” Abude said.

“Ang im­pli­ca­tion of this is either bla­tant dis­re­gard of traf­fic rules and reg­u­la­tion or ig­no­rance or lack of knowl­edge or ed­u­ca­tion sa traf­fic rules dahil ang driver ay hindi na du­maan ng sem­i­nar ay may li­cense na,” Abude said.

He added that other im­pli­ca­tions may be be­cause of some driv­ers are just undis­ci­plined or that the driver has no re­spect for traf­fic rules.

“Our cul­ture nga kung walay en­forcer makita ang driver mu-com­mit gyud ug vi­o­la­tion (Our cul­ture where ev­ery time there’s no vis­i­ble traf­fic en­forcers, we com­mit in­ten­tional vi­o­la­tions),” he said.

The traf­fic vi­o­la­tion with sec­ond high­est num­ber of ap­pre­hended vi­o­la­tors is ob­struc­tion where 13,102 driv­ers were ap­pre­hended, while 11,556 vi­o­la­tors were ap­pre­hended for not wear­ing seat­belt.

There are also 7,051 mo­tor­cy­cle driv­ers ap­pre­hended for not wear­ing safety hel­mets and 6,390 driv­ers ap­pre­hended for vi­o­lat­ing the speed limit set by the City Gov­ern­ment of Davao.

“Kani nga mga vi­o­la­tions ang taas-taas og per­cent­age (Th­ese vi­o­la­tions have the high­est per­cent­age),” he said.

Last Septem­ber, Abude warned driv­ers who park il­le­gally af­ter sev­eral pic­tures were taken by the CTTMO per­son­nel on il­le­gally parked ve­hi­cles along the side­walks and other pro­hib­ited ar­eas.

Still from Septem­ber 2017 to Septem­ber 2018 data, a to­tal of 3,811 driv­ers were ap­pre­hended for il­le­gal park­ing.

Mean­while, he said that there are also 2,628 ap­pre­hen­sions recorded by CTMMO for driv­ers with­out li­cense.

MACKY LIM

DAVAO GAR­DEN. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Car­pio to­gether with sev­eral Davao City of­fi­cials, coun­cilors, and Chi­nese Con­sul in Davao vis­ited the Davao City Gar­den at the 12th In­ter­na­tional China (Nan­ning) Gar­den Expo in Nan­ning, China yes­ter­day.

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