Counterflow violators decreased – CCTO data
Odessa O. Leyson (The Freeman) - May 3, 2019 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — The implementation of anti-counterflowing policy which penalizes erring drivers has been successful according to Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO).

CCTO operations chief Francisco Ouano said they noticed that the violators have decreased in the first four months of this year.

He said they recorded at least 30 violators every day which is 50 lower as compared to last year’s statistics.

To recall, when the Executive Order 34 was enforced in February 2018, CCTO impounded 2,000 motorcycles and 300 vehicles.

“Nikunhod, nakita gyud nato nga ang kaning violators nga atong gipangdakop dili ingon nga second time na nila nacommit,” Ouano told reporters yesterday. (The number decreased.  The violators that we apprehended are not second time offenders.)

Mayor Tomas Osmeña signed the EO prohibiting all forms of reckless driving especially “driving left” or commonly known as counterflowing.

The anti-counterflowing policy aims to impose total discipline among the drivers and minimize vehicular accidents.

It was stated in the order that motorcycles and vehicles of erring drivers will be impounded for 30 days.

At present, around 1,000 of motorcycles and vehicles are in the impounding area at Big Foot Studo in South Road Properties (SRP).

Not all of the owners of these impounded motorcyles and vehicles are from the Cebu City.  Others are from other neighboring cities and towns.

Ouano added they will continue to implement the policy until there will be no drivers caught defying the EO No. 34.

Counterflow violators decreased – CCTO data

Odessa O. Leyson

CEBU, Philippines — The implementation of anti-counterflowing policy which penalizes erring drivers has been successful according to Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO).

CCTO operations chief Francisco Ouano said they noticed that the violators have decreased in the first four months of this year.

He said they recorded at least 30 violators every day which is 50 lower as compared to last year’s statistics.

To recall, when the Executive Order 34 was enforced in February 2018, CCTO impounded 2,000 motorcycles and 300 vehicles.

“Nikunhod, nakita gyud nato nga ang kaning violators nga atong gipangdakop dili ingon nga second time na nila nacommit,” Ouano told reporters yesterday. (The number decreased.  The violators that we apprehended are not second time offenders.)

Mayor Tomas Osmeña signed the EO prohibiting all forms of reckless driving especially “driving left” or commonly known as counterflowing.

The anti-counterflowing policy aims to impose total discipline among the drivers and minimize vehicular accidents.

It was stated in the order that motorcycles and vehicles of erring drivers will be impounded for 30 days.

At present, around 1,000 of motorcycles and vehicles are in the impounding area at Big Foot Studo in South Road Properties (SRP).

Not all of the owners of these impounded motorcyles and vehicles are from the Cebu City.  Others are from other neighboring cities and towns.

Ouano added they will continue to implement the policy until there will be no drivers caught defying the EO No. 34. — MBG (FREEMAN)

CEBU CITY TRANSPORTATION OFFICE
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