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DCPO tightens implementation of traffic laws

ENFORCERS. Personnel of the Davao City Police Office Traffic Division man a corner in downtown Davao. Davao Today photo

DAVAO City — The tighter implementation of traffic laws has resulted in the increase of the number of apprehensions in the city, the Traffic Group of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) reported.

The high number of apprehensions is recorded in a span of one month, from the period of Feb.6 until March 6 of this year, said DCPO Traffic Division head Chief Supt. Nolan Raquid in an interview.

Naquid said that cases have already been filed against those apprehended violating the provisions of Republic Act 10586 or the Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act of 2013.

“Those who violated the Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act have already in quested in court and paid their bail for temporary liberty,” he added.

A total of 5,379 violators of Republic Act 4136 known as an act to compile the laws relative to land transportation and traffic rules or the Land Transportation and Traffic Code was also recorded by the traffic group this year.

Common violations recorded in relation to violations of RA 4136 include the no wearing of helmet, illegal parking and reckless driving.

The traffic group has also issued a total number of 2,017 Temporary Operator’s Permit (TOP) for individuals violating the Republic Act 10054 (RA 10054), known as the Motorcycle Helmet Act of 2009.

“This is the highest running total of apprehension for a one month campaign of implementing traffic laws,” Raquid said.

Raquid also made an appeal to the public to report to his office personnel of traffic group involved in extortion or “kotong.”

He said that in every operation, someone is also assigned to monitor the conduct of their members. (davaotoday.com)

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