Angeles City—When driving in this city, be sure to follow the traffic rules and regulations to avoid penalties, Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. said Sunday.
Lazatin noted that the traffic fine collection of the city has increased 47.7 percent from July to December 2019, or a total of P4.95 million in contrast with the P3.35 million earned during the same period in 2018.
“The city government will not be lenient with traffic violators to ensure order in the streets and also safety of people, including drivers,” he said.
The apprehension report of the Angeles City Traffic Development Office (ACTDO) showed that fines collection from traffic violations garnered their highest numbers yet in 2018 and 2019.
This is followed by impounded motor vehicles with total fines of P277,500 last year, and towed vehicles with total fines of P53,200 last year, as against P58,700 combined for 2018.
Traffic violations include truck ban, obstruction, no helmets and seatbelt, no or invalid driver license, not wearing uniform, and wearing of slippers, among others.
Motorcycle riders had the most traffic violations for both 2018 and 2019.
COMMENT DISCLAIMER: Reader comments posted on this Web site are not in any way endorsed by Manila Standard. Comments are views by manilastandard.net readers who exercise their right to free expression and they do not necessarily represent or reflect the position or viewpoint of manilastandard.net. While reserving this publication’s right to delete comments that are deemed offensive, indecent or inconsistent with Manila Standard editorial standards, Manila Standard may not be held liable for any false information posted by readers in this comments section.