Tabuk City, Kalinga—Around 169 motorists were caught violating traffic laws during the simultaneous operation of checkpoints in the city’s main roads on July 14.
The checkpoints were established along the main roads in Bulanao Norte, Bulanao Centro, Calanan, and Laya West at 6:00 – 8:30 AM and 5:00 – 7:00 PM.
According to the Tabuk City Police Station, most violations committed were driving without a license with 64 individuals given citation tickets. This is followed by driving without a helmet with 45 violators.
Other violations include 12 failure to carry driver’s license; 11 no OR/CR; 7 unregistered; 5 wearing slippers and ‘sando’; 5 no rearview mirror; 1 arrogant driver; 1 parking in an intersection; 4 detection horn; 1 no rear light and tail light; 5 no plate number; and 8 overloading.
Moreover, during the operation, the police with the Public Order and Safety Office have issued 41 tickets to individuals caught without facemasks and caught improperly wearing them.
Tabuk City Acting Police Chief, Police Lieutenant Colonel Dinulong Tombali said that the operation is part of the authorities’ efforts to address the problem of vehicular traffic accidents in the city.
“Continuous ti implementation tayo ti city traffic ordinance until such time a sumurot ti ordinansya dagiti motorists tayo. With this scheme, we are hoping that it will lessen our problem on VTA,” he said, appealing to the public, most especially the motorists, to abide by traffic laws and regulations.
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