CSF traf­fic divi­sion gets 12 new mo­tor­cy­cles

Sun.Star Pampanga - - TOPSTORIES! - BY PRINCESS CLEA ARCELLAZ Sun.Star Staff Reporter

CITY OF SAN FER­NANDO - In an aim to fur­ther ad­dress the traf­fic prob­lem in this cap­i­tal city, the Traf­fic Man­age­ment Divi­sion (TMD) re­cently re­ceived 12 brand new mo­tor­cy­cles from the city gov­ern­ment here.

Mayor Ed­win San­ti­ago per­son­ally led turnover of the Yamaha SZ mo­tor­cy­cle units to TMD per­son­nel for im­me­di­ate uti­liza­tion dur­ing Mon­day’s flag rais­ing cer­e­mony at the city hall grounds.

San­ti­ago said that the mo­tor­cy­cles are in­tended to fur­ther im­prove the man­age­ment of traf­fic in the city, and en­sure the safety and or­der­li­ness of thor­ough­fares, es­pe­cially the vi­tal Jose Abad San­tos Av­enue and MacArthur High­way.

He dis­closed that the new mo­tor­cy­cles were re­place­ment for the old units that were uti­lized by the TMD for over five years and are mostly not op­er­a­tional to date.

“We do not ac­cept the say­ing that progress and de­vel­op­ment are al­ways ac­com­pa­nied by traf­fic grid­locks that is why the city gov­ern­ment al­ways looks for al­ter­na­tive mea­sures to en­sure that we can ad­dress traf­fic con­cerns and pro­vide stress free and safe roads for Fer­nandi­nos and tourists,” he said.

TMD Chief Danilo Bautista, for his part, said that the new mo­tor­cy­cle units will im­prove the mo­bil­ity of the traf­fic en­forcers in the city to en­sure the proper im­ple­men­ta­tion of traf­fic rules and reg­u­la­tions.

“Mo­torists can now ex­pect an im­proved re­sponse time in times of traf­fic, or if there are road al­ter­ca­tions es­pe­cially at traf­fic dis­ci­pline zones around the city. Our ‘ha­gads’[pa­trols] can now pro­vide quick aug­men­ta­tion to our per­son­nel on field if needed,” Bautista said.

Bautista also noted that mo­tor­cy­cle units will also be used dur­ing emer­gency sit­u­a­tions such as road ac­ci­dents wherein pa­trols serve as first re­spon­ders.

“We are very much grate­ful to the city gov­ern­ment for their sup­port and as­sis­tance they are giv­ing our of­fice for us to bet­ter per­form our du­ties in main­tain­ing good traf­fic con­di­tions in the city’s roads and high­ways,” he said.

-Princess Clea Arcellaz

NEW MO­TOR­CY­CLES. Rev. Fr. Ervin Ray Gar­cia blesses the new mo­tor­cy­cle units of the City Traf­fic Man­age­ment Divi­sion. Ac­com­pa­ny­ing him are Mayor Ed­win San­ti­ago, Vic- Mayor Jimmy Lazatin and Coun­cilor Har­vey Quiwa.

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