Saturday, November 1, 2014

Dagupan conducts dry-run of anti-jaywalking law

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.

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