Among the top violations
were jaywalking, counterflow
According to Public Safety and Transportation Management Office head Jeck Conlu, between January 16 and February 16, they recorded a total of 2,438 violators of the city’s traffic diversion zone (TDZ).
“Ang total amount sang penalties nga ma-collect, although iban na-collect na ni kay sige man gawad sang lisensya, is P683,900 (The total amount in penalties we will collect, although some of it has been collected as violators continue to retrieve their licenses, is P638,900),” he explained.
The city official noted, the top violations committed were illegal parking, road obstruction, ignoring traffic signals, jaywalking, and vehicles operating against the flow of traffic.
“We hope to see the implementation of TDZ to be successful kon mapanubo na naton ang dakpanay (We hope TDZ implementation will be successful and the number of those apprehended reduces),” Conlu noted. “For the next two to three months and so on, nakita naton manubo na kay ti ang mga tawo nahadlok na mag-violate (For the next two of three months, and so on, we will see if the number of violations goes down because people will be afraid to violate the rules).”
Last month, the Iloilo City government announced they would build 26 waiting sheds along Diversion Road in Iloilo City’s Mandurriao district. According to City Engineer’s Office officer-in-charge, Engr. Salvador Pedregosa, “Mayor Jerry P. Treñas already directed the Public Safety and Transportation Management Office to identify the areas or locations where the waiting-sheds will be erected.”
The mayor said the structures will serve as loading/unloading areas.
“We need passengers to line up for a ride,” he explained. “We want to show that, here in Iloilo City, we follow traffic rules and regulations.”/WDJ