Angeles mayor cites traffic fines increase in 2019

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.

Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr.
“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. 

Topics: Angeles City , Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. , traffic rules and regulations
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