DESPITE the existing traffic laws, rules, and ordinances, and the organized traffic body, Cagayan de Oro continues to experience serious traffic congestion.
Thus pointed out Councilor Roger Abaday, in his special report last week before the City Council.
In his report, Abaday said Cagayan de Oro is now facing traffic congestion which is a common problem being a highly urbanized city, with booming commercial and trading industries, regional centers, and logistics.
He reported that the traffic congestion in the city is caused by the lack of government planning about road construction, lack of road capacity, lack of wide roads, increase in the number of cars in the roadway due to the affordability of cars and inadequacy of mass transit vehicles, illegal parking, road works, less proper implementation of traffic rules, undisciplined drivers who do not abide to the rules, and car accidents.
To solve the problem, Abaday said everyone’s literacy about traffic needs to be strengthened, including the local government, the police, the schools, and the media.
Vice Mayor Joaquin Raineir Uy referred the report to the committee on traffic and road safety for appropriate action. (sp)