Makati records 58,753 traffic violations from January to May
Based on the report of the PSD’s Ordinance Violation Receipt Redemption Management Division, a total of 58,753 violations were recorded due to on-street operations and the strict enforcement of traffic rules.
“Our traffic enforcers and other PSD personnel are under strict orders to apprehend disobedient motorists and conduct daily on-street operations against illegal parking, illegal terminals and other violations that cause traffic congestion within the city,” Mayor Abby Binay said in a statement.
Under the city’s traffic code, disobedience to traffic control signals carries a fine of P2,500. The driver’s license of a private motorist may also be suspended as well as the franchise of public utility vehicles.
Other violations recorded were disregarding lane markings (10,607), illegal parking (6,966), motor vehicles obstructing roads/stalled vehicles (6,582) and nonuse of seat belts (3,510).
A total of 395 people were also cited for reckless driving, 391 for operating “colorum” (without a legal franchise) passenger vehicles and 13 for operating illegal terminals.
Binay said complaints against abusive drivers may be posted on the Facebook page “My Makati” or on Twitter accounts @MakatiTraffic and @Mayora_Abby. –Erika Sauler