DAGUPAN CITY--The city government started on October 27 its dry run of the implementation of the the anti-jaywalking law to improve the worsening traffic situation in the city caused by undisciplined pedestrians.
The Public Order and Safety Office (POSO) and City Action Service Team (CAST) have begun conducting the dry run prior to full implementation of the anti-jaywalking law which seeks to impose fines starting from P50 for the first offense ; P300 for second offense and P500 for the third offense.
Discussions on how to further maintain and sustain the smooth traffic flow in the city were made in a meeting called by Mayor Belen Fernandez with CAST Chief Ret. SPO4 Carlito Ocampo, POSO Chief Michael Hernando and traffic enforcers at the city museum last Saturday, October 25.
Among the topics discussed were the reduction of pedestrian lanes along A.B. Fernandez Avenue and the stricter implementation of the anti-jaywalking campaign.
According to Fernandez, these proposed measures will help maintain a smoother traffic flow in the city’s main thoroughfares.
In accordance with the plan, the pedestrian lanes in front of Bazaar Mariano Lim (BML) and another one in front of Philippine National Bank (PNB) near the Galvan Street were closed.
Hernando said the dry-run required the deployment of more traffic enforcers along A.B. Fernandez Avenue in the downtown area in order to guide pedestrians on the new traffic regulations of the city.
Photo Caption: TRAFFIC PLAN.Mayor Belen Fernandez , City Action Service Team Chief Ret. SPO4 Carlito Ocampo and Public Order and Safety Office chief Michael Hernando discuss plans for stricter traffic enforcement among pedestrians to help ease heavy traffic along the city’s main thoroughfares during a meeting at city museum on October 24.