Letters to the Editor

NCAP: An avoidable mess

The Philippine Star

Once again, it’s a good idea poorly implemented. The no-contact apprehension program should, in theory, install discipline in drivers and eliminate arbitrary apprehensions by traffic enforcers which may lead to bribery.

But cities implementing their own programs with hardly any coordination – on fines to be imposed on what infractions – or even preparation – such as working stoplights with timers, sufficient public information on traffic regulations – has led to massive confusion, widespread complaints and calls for its suspension. Now there are even questions on why a private entity is the one collecting a big part of the fines.

As with other “bright ideas” – some good, some not so good – proper and thorough planning and preparation should have been done before implementation. Now everyone is scrambling to try and fix it, or to explain and justify this mess that could have – should have – been avoided in the first place. – Noey Bernardo, Parañaque City


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