CSF traffic division gets 12 new motorcycles
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.
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.