Drivers warned against traveling sans permit-A A +A
Friday, March 11, 2011
THE Bacolod Traffic and Management Unit (TMU) will start apprehending drivers of tricycles and public utility vehicles (PUVs) plying different streets of Bacolod without permit to operate.
Chief Inspector Levy Pangue, TMU head, on Thursday said that starting Monday, March 14, drivers of PUVs and tricycles who failed to secure business permits from the City Mayor's Office will be arrested.
He said PUVs coming from the north, south and east are required to secure business permits from the City Government.
Pangue stressed several policemen will be assigned to the different areas in Bacolod to apprehend drivers not complying with the requirements to operate.
"If the drivers fail to present the business permit, they will be given a first warning; if they continue operating without business permits, they will no longer be allowed to operate their vehicles in the city." Pangue said.
He added they will also conduct an operation against colorum tricycles causing traffic congestion. Apprehended drivers will be fined P1,500, their licenses confiscated while their units will be impounded.
Recently, Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) officer-in-charge Senior Supt. Ricardo De la Paz ordered his 10 police station chiefs to apprehend colorum tricycles plying their areas of responsibility.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on March 11, 2011.