Twelve people were accosted and penalized by the Traffic Group and the City Traffic and Transportation Management Office at the start of the Implementation of the Anti Distracted Driving Act or ADDA and RA 10666 or the Act Providing for the Safety of Children Aboard Motorcycles.
Police Supt. Ernesto Castillo said that in the half day of implementation of the law, his men apprehended 12 persons in separate occasions.
‘Diri mi sa Quimpo Boulevard nag operate, nag rest lang mi kadali pero magpadayon ang among pagbantay sa mga mo labag sa mga balaod nato, ang mga madakpan amo gina isyuhan ug T.O.P.,” he said.
Some of those arrested were identified through CCTV cameras.
Ret. Police Supt. Dionisio Abude, chief of the CTTMO, said that motorists should simply follow the law.
“Dapat sundon gyud sa mga tao ang balaod kay, dako kaayo ang multa ani,” he said.
Violation of the Anti Distracted Driving Act carries a fine of P5,000 for the first offense, P10,000 for the second offense, P15,000 and a three-month suspension of their driver’s license for the third offense and revocation of their license as well as a fine of P20,000 for the succeeding offense.
On the other hand, violation of RA 10666 carries an amount of P3,000 for the first offense, P5,000 for the second offense, and P10,000 for the third and succeeding offenses.
Abude further said that their operations will have no letup and it will be on daily basis in order to educate the people.
“Wala na ni undang padayon na ni siya. Maayo man ang balaod kay makalikay gyud ta sa disgrasya,” Abude further said. Richy Nalagon